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All signs point to you being the catalyst.
Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  something that causes an important event to happen

on in Chemistry:  a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected
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catalyst catalysts catalyze catalyzed catalyzing catalyzes
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  • All signs point to you being the catalyst.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Meg McCaffrey, prophecies are the catalysts for every important event—every quest or battle, disaster or miracle, birth or death.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • We wanted to do so much, wanted to be small catalysts in the transformation of the disfigured sacramental body of the South, which had sired us.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I may have been a catalyst for rebellion, but a leader should be someone with conviction, and I’m barely a convert myself.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire

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  • One of them, the infamous Rudy, would soon become Liesel’s best friend, and later, her partner and sometime catalyst in crime.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • The mention of Sophie’s name had been the catalyst.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • And you, Valentine’s daughter, to be the catalyst for it all.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • Is there a catalyst?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Courtney’s eyes lit up; gossip was as good a catalyst as any chemical.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Though the magic had—in the absence of a catalyst—skipped his generation, Billy was still a part of the power and the legend.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn

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  • I was glad he didn’t know the catalyst behind Edward’s decision.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • The change spread …. faster and faster as the catalyzed reaction opened its surface of contact.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Langdon suddenly realized that all of the catalysts that had been driving him-helping to save Vatican City, rescuing the four cardinals, coming face to face with the brotherhood he had studied for years-all of these things had evaporated from his mind.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Cha Cha’s encounter served as the catalyst for that year’s Tradition.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • The sulfur and salt are alchemical catalysts that facilitate transformation.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • It was true; enzymes acted as catalysts for all chemical reactions, by providing a surface for two molecules to come together and react upon.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Dave Severance became the catalyst for these reconnections.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Mark asked the question not because he thought Dutch could give him the answer, but as a catalyst to his own imagination.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Don’s marrying my mother, however, was a catalyst for her subsequent separation, and while they’d tried to stay apart, they couldn’t, in Don’s words, "fight the feeling."
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • They were simply catalysts that brought existing problems into sharper focus.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • According to G., the police believed that Nieminen had been the catalyst behind the whole gang.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • They were its first occupants, and it would be some time before all this aseptic newness had been converted into a warm, human home, The children, doubtless, would catalyze the process rather effectively.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • The spewing flame had its effect; heat and fire were catalysts.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • It had catalyzed a revelation inside their home.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • My body was not to be used as an excuse; instead it was a catalyst.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • It creates a healthy tension that serves as the catalyst that drives me to fulfill my limited potential.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • All you have to do is run it over a catalyst (which I can extract from the MDV engine) and it will turn into nitrogen and hydrogen.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • In some cases (such as the mailing and sprawling of the West) the fast food industry has been a catalyst and a symptom of larger economic trends.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • We have removed the catalyst, true—but the world of men must still work to repair the damage that has been done, and then, ultimately, must choose peace.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • He wished he could go back home and take part, for he was sure this was the catalyst they had been seeking to detonate an open, nationwide polemic on slavery.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Warming to the subject of his memorial, he portrayed it as the great catalyst for turning the entire point of view of the Dutch and thus affecting all Europe.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • I stopped eating in the house, even on the weekends, because without Clara’s catalyzing presence there was no reason why I should put up with my children’s bickering.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • So let us be clear about this up front: We hope to recruit you to join an incipient movement to emancipate women and fight global poverty by unlocking women’s power as economic catalysts.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • He stood silent at the bedside, his fingers lingering on the patient’s pulse long after he had registered the heart rate, as if he needed the touch of skin, the thready signal in the radial artery to catalyze his decision.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Catalysts to study your reactions, your brain waves, your thoughts.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • I made a list of my favorite books: The Grapes of Wrath, Catcher in the Rye, Fat Kid Rules the World, Tangerine, Feed, Catalyst, Invisible Man, Fools Crow, Jar of Fools.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • Oh, my God…" His terror was the catalyst.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Then, I’ll release hydrazine, very slowly, over the iridium catalyst, to turn it into N2 and H2.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • Mark not only fits well in any social group, he’s a catalyst to make the group work better.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • Katherine’s revelations, if made public, would become a catalyst that would inspire mankind to rediscover the knowledge he had lost, empowering him beyond all imagination.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Catalysts.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • I was just a catalyst that made people nervous, guilty, or furious.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • Hema’s calligraphy exercises catalyzed an unstoppable ink flow in Shiva’s pen, but his medium was still paper bags, napkins, and end pages of books.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Like songs, odors are catalysts of memory.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • I believe it is a catalyst that has the power to transform this world.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • When you produce it by mixing vine— gar with amyl alcohol, adding sulfuric acid as a catalyst, amyl acetate is an artificial flavor.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Robert, temperature is the fundamental alchemical catalyst, and it was not always measured in Fahrenheit and Celsius.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Mal’akh found it hard to imagine that the contents of these little boxes could change the course of human development, and yet Truth had always been the most potent of all the catalysts.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Catalysts.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Chani’s taking the catalyst from my body to change the poison in that sack, Jessica thought.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
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