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In their wake fell a strange and bucolic calm, as if it were just another summer day, and nothing out of the ordinary had happened.
Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
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  • In their wake fell a strange and bucolic calm, as if it were just another summer day, and nothing out of the ordinary had happened.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • They still lived in the bucolic county where they grew up, and they went to football games and bar association dinners.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • I was aware once more of the silence of the house, the eerie impression I was to get from time to time that summer of a dwelling far removed from the city streets, of a place remote, isolated, almost bucolic.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The bucolic quality of the Fugees’ new home was so extraordinary that it almost seemed like a kind of elaborate joke.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United

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  • "And what mischief," asked Orik, "have you two managed to ferret out of Oromis and yon bucolic woods?"
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The sun had just gone down, and its afterglow was backlighting the city, which formed low cliffs around the bucolic void to the idle stockyards.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • In the question of the grazing lands his peevish asperity is notorious and in Mr Cuffe’s hearing brought upon him from an indignant rancher a scathing retort couched in terms as straightforward as they were bucolic.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The Sorbonne was the bucolic spot where I adored thee from eve till morn.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • It’s a bucolic you see.
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • He had entertained no notion, when doomed as he had thought to an unintellectual bucolic life, that such charms as he beheld in this idyllic creature would be found behind the scenes.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles

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  • ven in the bucolic surroundings of Columbia, Seabiscuit could not escape the carnival atmosphere.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • About a year after Johnny’s marriage, Frankie, whom many thought even handsomer than Andy, wavered home after a drinking party one night and stumbled over some taut wire that a bucolic Brooklynite had strung around a square foot of grass before his house stoop.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Can bucolic beach scenes and flower arrangements be far behind? I note the bowl of fruit placed on a table in the center of the room.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • …I wish your worship had, along with Amadis of Gaul, sent her the worthy Don Rugel of Greece, for I know the Lady Luscinda would greatly relish Daraida and Garaya, and the shrewd sayings of the shepherd Darinel, and the admirable verses of his bucolics, sung and delivered by him with such sprightliness, wit, and ease; but a time may come when this omission can be remedied, and to rectify it nothing more is needed than for your worship to be so good as to come with me to my village, for…
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • We can hardly imagine bucolic placidity quickening to intellectual aims without imagining social aims as the transitional phase.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • She remembered the rector’s wife who had been chilly to callers and who was rumored throughout the town to have said, "Re-ah-ly I cawn’t endure this bucolic heartiness in the responses."
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • …flowery indolent frequent and insincere, sent by hand over that forty miles between Oxford and Jefferson after that first Christmas—the metropolitan gallant’s idle and delicately flattering (and doubtless to him, meaningless) gesture to the bucolic maiden—and that bucolic maiden, with that profound and absolutely inexplicable tranquil patient clairvoyance of women against which that metropolitan gallant’s foppish posturing was just the jackanape antics of a small boy, receiving the…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • Nor was he interested in the dim, bucolic past.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Let us begin our tale in a most bucolic city-state where a golden river runs.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • A living nightmare of terror and blood was taking place within the confines of a once bucolic country inn.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Beautiful, bucolic, lazy.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • It was no coincidence that the barn sat on a sprawling, bucolic farm that was also an underground railway station.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Near a bucolic [68] estate called Lockett’s Farm, the Jamestown Road crosses over Big Sayler’s Creek and Little Sayler’s Creek at a place called Double Bridges.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • For in those days the keenest of bucolic minds felt a whispering awe at the sight of the gentry, such as of old men felt when they stood on tiptoe to watch the gods passing by in tall human shape.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • Although it carries heavy barge traffic of coal, cement, and sand, the Ohio is a bucolic river, running between lush, wooded banks—Kentucky to our left in the South, and Indiana on our right in the North.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Pieces of furniture, trampled on by Alba, who used them to build her houses and trenches, turned into corpses with exposed springs, and the huge tapestry in the drawing room lost the dauntless beauty of its bucolic Versailles setting to become the dart board of Nicolas and his niece.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • And now here Wes was, walking around Dundee Village, hoping these bucolically named "avenues" and "circles" would lead him to a better place than the city streets had.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Bucolic.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • The bucolic mind does not readily apprehend the refinements of good taste.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • Sophie stares at the cop’s face, eyes innocent violets, the slablike plane faintly bucolic, the countenance of a peasant.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • In passing from the bucolic to the intellectual life the intermediate stages are usually two at least, frequently many more; and one of those stages is almost sure to be worldly advance.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • To argue upon the possibility of culture before luxury to the bucolic world may be to argue truly, but it is an attempt to disturb a sequence to which humanity has been long accustomed.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • There was only one thing missing from our new bucolic existence.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • Open for me a bucolic perspective as far as you can see, beneath a marble colonnade.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I consent to the bucolic and also to the fairy spectacle of marble and gold.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The bucolic character at Hayslope, you perceive, was not of that entirely genial, merry, broad-grinning sort, apparently observed in most districts visited by artists.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • When I was a child, not so long ago, the southern outskirts of the District had drowsed in dusty charm, a chain of bucolic crossroads.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • And so this fresh American experience with its hint of bucolic beguilements gave her a thrill of joy and anticipation keener than any of its kind since those childhood summers when the train chuffed out from the Cracow station toward Vienna and the Alto Adige and the swirling mists of the Dolomites.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • We must’ve passed him five times in as many minutes: loitering at the mouth of an alley, staring down from a window, watching us from a tented photo booth, his mussed hair and horrific makeup clashing bizarrely with a backdrop painting of bucolic countryside.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • The pedestrian who halts on the Rue Culture-Sainte-Catherine, after passing the barracks of the firemen, in front of the porte-cochere of the bathing establishment, beholds a yard full of flowers and shrubs in wooden boxes, at the extremity of which spreads out a little white rotunda with two wings, brightened up with green shutters, the bucolic dream of Jean Jacques.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • It was plainly not chance that the huge "resettlements" from the Warsaw ghetto which occurred in July and August of 1942, and which left that quarter a ghostly shell, were coincident with the establishment of the bucolic hideaway of Treblinka and its gas chambers.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • …frequent and insincere, sent by hand over that forty miles between Oxford and Jefferson after that first Christmas—the metropolitan gallant’s idle and delicately flattering (and doubtless to him, meaningless) gesture to the bucolic maiden—and that bucolic maiden, with that profound and absolutely inexplicable tranquil patient clairvoyance of women against which that metropolitan gallant’s foppish posturing was just the jackanape antics of a small boy, receiving the letters without…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • —Not goodbye; all right, who had had so many fathers as to have neither love nor pride to receive or inflict, neither honor nor shame to share or bequeath; to whom one place was the same as another, like to a cat—cosmopolitan New Orleans or bucolic Mississippi: his own inherited and heritable Florentine lamps and gilded toilet seats and tufted mirrors, or a little jerkwater college not ten years old; champagne in the octoroon’s boudoir or whiskey on a harsh new table in a monk’s cell…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • …inherited and heritable Florentine lamps and gilded toilet seats and tufted mirrors, or a little jerkwater college not ten years old; champagne in the octoroon’s boudoir or whiskey on a harsh new table in a monk’s cell and a country youth, a bucolic heir apparent who had probably never spent a dozen nights outside of his paternal house (unless perhaps to lie fully dressed beside a fire in the woods listening to dogs running) until he came to school, whom he watched aping his clothing…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • a pleasant bucolic scene
  • Nor was he interested in the dim, bucolic past.
    Forster, E. M.  --  Howards End
  • The aristocracy here are what they call bucolic.
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  The Yellow Crayon
  • "But, I say," remarked the police sergeant, whose slow, bucolic common sense was still pondering the open window.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  The Valley of Fear
  • It was with a rush of indignation that Mary found herself bucolic and awkward.
    Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville  --  The Man Upstairs and Other Stories
  • I told her that she did not know the bucolic mind.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  Chance
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