As the night progressed a consensus opinion began to congeal.
By the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up. The surging waters stood firm like a wall; the deep waters congealed in the heart of the sea.
Exodus 15:8 (NIV)
do you not feel your blood congeal with horror, like that which even now curdles mine?
Mary Shelley -- Frankenstein
The red sauce below his lips was like congealed blood.
David Almond -- Skellig
I don’t like spaghetti when it’s normal, let alone congealed.
Paul Zindel -- The Pigman
I saw the congealed blood on his brow.
David Almond -- Kit’s Wilderness
Then he just sat there holding the binoculars and watching the ashen daylight congeal over the land.
Cormac McCarthy -- The Road
I point at the meat congealing in a grayish sauce in a bowl on the table, next to two fortune cookies and a sad-looking orange.
Lauren Oliver -- Before I Fall
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The face of the Ben I remember is still there, but it’s faded …. or maybe not faded, but congealed into a leaner, sharper, harder version of his old face.
Rick Yancey -- The 5th Wave
My brother’s breath congealing in the frigid air as he slept.
Rick Yancey -- The Infinite Sea
I’ve never tasted dog food but I’m sure this was worse—brownish squares of congealed meat fat from rusted tins, which, lacking utensils, we dug out with our fingers.
Ransom Riggs -- Hollow City
I found my dad in the pub at the same table where he’d been, a half-eaten plate of beef and gravy congealing into grease before him.
Ransom Riggs -- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
"Not really," I said thinking about the thirty pans, each with a wafer of black, sticky resin congealed in the bottom, big as a dinner plate.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
Thomas, whom I brought along with me, was initially frightened by the congealed, webbish sight of him, as was I. The boy wouldn’t step immediately into the room; he needed a moment or two to gather his courage.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
Also, blood is splattered and congealed all over the wings, making the feathers clump and shrivel.
Susan Ee -- Angelfall
"I received a comm an hour ago," she said once the silence had congealed in the room.
Marissa Meyer -- Cinder
The chicken grew cold, the gravy congealing in its boat.
Jojo Moyes -- Me Before You
The oats taste like congealed animal fat in my mouth.
Christina Baker Kline -- Orphan Train
Jutta scowls, and Werner stares at the congealed liver on his plate with his eyes burning and something inside his chest compressing tighter and tighter, and for the rest of supper the only sound is of the children cutting and chewing and swallowing.
Anthony Doerr -- All the Light We Cannot See
But it was not his words that I ever remembered, only the cold—the blood-congealing cold and darkness of the woodshed where he marched me and where he made me stay until long after darkness fell over the village and frigid moonlight seeped in through the cracks of my cell.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
How we giggled, with repugnance and delight, when we found the wax her older sisters used on their legs, congealed in a little pot, stuck full of bristles.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
He poked his fork into his potatoes, now gone cold and congealed.
Margaret Peterson Haddix -- Among the Hidden
By morning they will be pale and green and their blood congealed and black.
Erich Maria Remarque -- All Quiet on the Western Front
It’s coated in a thick layer of congealed blood.
Suzanne Collins -- Catching Fire
I spoon out the congealed salad and the ham sandwiches, can’t help but listen to the chatter.
Kathryn Stockett -- The Help
It was as though a sharp little gimlet had run into the solid congealed mass of Emily Brent’s brain.
Agatha Christie -- And Then There Were None
Ghastly gray light congealed on the land.
Douglas Adams -- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
At the end of the evening, most in attendance felt that rather than soothing the hostility over resettlement, the meeting had congealed it.
Warren St. John -- Outcasts United
Would you eat the congealed blood of a dead pig?
Yann Martel -- Life of Pi
But Dolokhov did not go away; he untied the handkerchief around his head, pulled it off, and showed the blood congealed on his hair.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
She willed herself not to look at Rasheed, at the rictus of his mouth, his open eyes, at the blood congealing in the hollow of his collarbone.
Khaled Hosseini -- A Thousand Splendid Suns
August 26th, 17— You have read this strange and terrific story, Margaret; and do you not feel your blood congeal with horror, like that which even now curdles mine?
Mary Shelley -- Frankenstein
My blood congeals to think That other hand should change a comma’s dot.
Edmond Rostand -- Cyrano de Bergerac
Post mortem, the blood congeals and turns the inside of the mouth black.
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
Every time he came, there would be tears running down his face, congealing there, freezing.
Elie Wiesel -- Night
It was harder, as if her blood was congealing there—thicker and slower.
Stephenie Meyer -- Breaking Dawn
His face looked terrible, smeared with blood that had begun to congeal.
Stieg Larsson -- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Butler could actually feel his bones knitting and the blood retreating from semi-congealed scabs.
Eoin Colfer -- Artemis Fowl
All the words she knew congealed at the bottom of her throat, a boulder blocking the exit from a cave.
Jodi Picoult -- Nineteen Minutes
That pure congealed white, high Taurus’ snow, Fann’d with the eastern wind, turns to a crow When thou hold’st up thy hand: O, let me kiss This princess of pure white, this seal of bliss!
William Shakespeare -- A Midsummer Night’s Dream
I realized after a long, slow second–time seemed to be congealing around me, freezing me into place–that the expression I wondered at wasguilt.
Stephenie Meyer -- The Host
Holding his candle so that he could read the coffin plates, and so holding it that the sperm dropped in white patches which congealed as they touched the metal, he made assurance of Lucy’s coffin.
Bram Stoker -- Dracula
They compared her to flakes of snow; as pure, as white, as brilliant, and as liable to melt in the fierce heats of summer, or congeal in the frosts of winter.
James Fenimore Cooper -- The Last of the Mohicans
Pearls are congealed oyster spit.
Margaret Atwood -- The Handmaid’s Tale
’So it is,’ I replied, ’when young and fresh, but as it ripens the milk becomes congealed, and in course of time is solidified into a kernel.
Johann Wyss -- The Swiss Family Robinson
The main ballast tanks were filled with the water that hadn’t yet congealed at our line of flotation.
Jules Verne -- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
With the decision, some of her fear fell away and there remained only a congealed feeling in her breast, as if all hope and fear had frozen.
Margaret Mitchell -- Gone with the Wind
Harry hastily dropped his gaze to his potion, which was now congealing foully and giving off a strong smell of burned rubber.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix