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She calibrated the oscilloscope for better measurement.
  make fine adjustments; or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring
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  • She calibrated the oscilloscope for better measurement.
  • He calibrated the thermometer for the Celsius scale.
  • "Someone performs something that isn’t part of the competition so the judges can calibrate their scoring."
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • My body was a beautiful, perfect economy, every feature calibrated, everything in balance.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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  • His dad had calibrated the machine for these longer rides, saying that it would make the live rides easier by comparison.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • The computer is going to send a signal to calibrate the transponder, and the transponder is going to send a signal back.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • She could not know, as she bent over the child to peer into his mouth, that the device inside the child was calibrated to detect the carbon dioxide in her breath.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • This is key for early detection, for calibrating any meds you might be on, for seeing any problems a few miles away, as opposed to after they’ve run you over.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • That data can quickly be used to calibrate the outside temperature.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • We had buttons, we had circuits, and it could all be mapped and explained, reprogrammed and calibrated.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King

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  • It required a calibrated environment, like the orchids in the flower shop.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • I paused a second, trying to figure out if my response should be calibrated to please Augustus or his parents.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • But he’d always be off balance, never calibrated exactly right.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Vittoria aligned the scope with one of the canisters, peered into the eyepiece, and calibrated some knobs.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • In this agonizing fashion I climbed toward above, progressing in increments calibrated in inches.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • A Gulf & Western infrared Eye View Monitor was set up just off to the left, carefully calibrated to track the fovea movements of each subject.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Director Sato paced before him, puffing calmly on her cigarette—the equivalent of ecoterrorism in this carefully calibrated environment.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • It seemed to Mortenson that Abdul, like most Muslims, had an internal compass permanently calibrated toward Mecca.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • He infused the radioactive tagging substance, a magnesium isotope, into the monkey and calibrated the scanner.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • My mother had always been the point that I calibrated myself against.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • Somers can calibrate that for us.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Colonel Liversedge and the rest of the cadre of officers would assemble and polish its Swiss watch of a fighting force in several tightly calibrated stages.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Andil and the technicians were there to calibrate and experiment.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Yes, narcosamine is safe enough, and can be calibrated fairly accurately.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • They had no instrument to calibrate how much punishment he could take.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Jason studied the airspeed, calibrating the knots on the map and calculating the estimated distance he wanted.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Where once, a few years earlier, her eyes alone could break the news (either to people or to bathmats) that two of her sons were dead, one by suicide (her favorite, her most intricately calibrated, her kindest son), and one killed in World War II (her only truly lighthearted son)—where once Bessie Glass’s eyes alone could report these facts, with an eloquence and a seeming passion for detail that neither her husband nor any of her adult surviving children could bear to look at, let…
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • Then I ran a drill press to set up and calibrate the end pieces.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • The picture showed the full length of Harrison against a background calibrated in feet and inches.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Harrison Bergeron
  • Sean had a different take: Michael’s mind was finely calibrated to get from one day to the next.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • She had to arrange the apartments, make the assurances, calibrate the timing and then wonder if he’d show.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • They rubbed their hands in chalky powder, then Harry launched himself and swung, once, twice, in huge calibrated beats across space.
    Louise Erdrich  --  The Leap
  • My oldest brother, Alan, used a band saw to cut the ends of the calls, and Phil ran a drill press to set up and calibrate the end pieces.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • Today about two-thirds of a typical casino’s profits now come from slots and video poker — machines that are precisely calibrated to take your money.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • With neither apologies nor care, nor thought, nor credit given to the many contrary proofs, Alessandro believed that the portrait of Bindo Altoviti— "il ritratto suo quando era giovane," his portrait when he was young-was as alive as any of the light that calibrates the time that says of us that we live.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • She had "forgotten" it—Frau Stohr used a wide range of calibrated emphases when speaking the word, all of them displaying her profoundest disbelief in such forgetfulness, which apparently was weathering the storm of the many little innuendoes and delicate proddings that Frau Stohr assured everyone she had employed.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The relatively limited technology to which Trinity had access meant that he had to park his van on Bergsgatan or one of the nearby streets and laboriously calibrate the equipment until he had identified the fingerprint that represented Ekström’s mobile number.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • Here was where Spearhead’s training began to conform most closely to its finely calibrated special mission.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Flux filters, servo-coils, power conditioning alloys, all calibrated to the specific energy grade of the locale.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • "I don’t know how finely it’s been calibrated."
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • "How finely what’s been calibrated to what?"
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Two, the device was incorrectly calibrated.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Centered over the table hung a carefully calibrated light source that cycled through a spectrum of preordained colors, completing its cycle every six hours in accordance with the sacred Table of Planetary Hours.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Did you ever think that perhaps our minds are delicately calibrated between the known and the unknown?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The weapon finally chosen was the smallest, lowest calibrated pistol in d’Anjou’s arsenal, a Charter Arms .22 with a silencer.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • His dad had calibrated fifty different rides to occur in a random sequence, so Luke would never know what to expect.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • A digital display lit up on the machine, its numbers jumping around as she carefully calibrated some dials.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Theno insisted that every jack in the Box manager attend a food safety course, that every refrigerated delivery truck have a record-keeping thermometer mounted inside it, that every kitchen grill be calibrated to ensure an adequate cooking temperature, and that every grill person use tongs to handle hamburger patties instead of bare hands.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • "These things might be atmospheric probes or devices used to measure something they can’t calibrate from space.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • And you calibrate it so it’s equally addictive."
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
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