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She drives a hybrid that can use electricity or gasoline.
  something of mixed origin — such as:
  • cars:  a car that is powered by both electricity and gasoline
  • biology:  a plant or animal produced by crossbreeding
  • linguistics:  a word that is composed of parts from different languages (e.g., monolingual has a Greek prefix and a Latin root)
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  • She drives a hybrid that can use electricity or gasoline.
  • Hybrids are especially efficient for taxi cabs that spend a lot of time in stop and go traffic.
  • Hybrid seed won’t produce true in the next generation.
  • I drive a hybrid, but not the type that can be recharged by an electric plug.

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  • The Texas longhorn is a hybrid breed.
  • Pidgin is a language that is a hybrid mixture of two or more languages — typically with a primitive grammar.
  • Many exotic plants have pollen utterly worthless, in the same exact condition as in the most sterile hybrids.
    Darwin, Charles  --  The Origin of Species
  • a hybrid security that has the characteristics of both debt and common equity
  • the vice-presidency is a hybrid of administrative and legislative offices
  • a hybrid approach to measuring electrical activity in genetically specified neurons

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  • a hybrid mixture of funk and rock
  • They ... created the first human-animal hybrids—cells that contained equal amounts of DNA from Henrietta and a mouse.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • They aren’t as detailed as the hybrid tea roses.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • A hybrid is a plant or animal whose parents have different traits.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • Five months into it and I’m still not sure if the 4th Wave is human or some kind of hybrid or even the Others themselves, though I don’t like to think that the Others look just like us and talk just like us and bleed just like us.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Larry was perplexed when I asked him to put in the mail some basic Web articles on hybrids.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • The hybrid car I was aiming for suddenly crumples under the weight of something crashing down on it.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • There are Vanilla Ice and Chianti Hybrids.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • In layman’s terms, sort of a hybrid between the gun and the implosion method, if you understand me."
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Perhaps only a man so indefatigably good-hearted could recite the catalogue of his worldly goods without sounding odious, but he was able to, in a guttural hybrid English whose dominant overtone, Sophie’s ear had learned to detect, was Brooklynese: "Forty thousand dollars a year income before taxes; a seventy-five-thousand-dollar home in the most elegant part of St. Albans, Queens, free of mortgage, with wall-to-wall carpeting plus indirect lighting in every room; three cars, including…
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He wore tattered jeans, a black T-shirt, and a white linen jacket with glittering rhinestone lapels, like he was trying for an Elvis/Ramones/Beach Boys hybrid look.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Although many believe the Great Flood at the time of Noah was intended to cleanse the Earth of Nephilim, we have no way of knowing if this hybrid race died out and whether or not fallen angels have continued to reproduce with humans since that time.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • …I retraced my path over canal bridges and back through narrow fairy-lit streets to my hotel, where I immediately changed some dollars at the front desk, went up for a shower in the bathroom which was all curved glass and voluptuous fixtures, hybrid of the Art Nouveau and some icy, pod-based, science fiction future, and fell asleep face down on the bed—where I was awakened, hours later, by my cell phone spinning on the bed table, the familiar chirrup making me think, for a moment, I was…
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The other two were driven by harpies, who are basically demonic human/chicken hybrids with bad attitudes.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • The gods could appear in many forms—usually fully human or fully animal, but occasionally as a hybrid form like this.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • It was unlikely that the three Amazon vampires had anything to do with the legends of vampire hybrids themselves, as they were all female.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • By fusing pagan symbols, dates, and rituals into the growing Christian tradition, he created a kind of hybrid religion that was acceptable to both parties.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Within fractions of a second, an out-of-breath elf/goblin hybrid was bobbing at his elbow.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Then he pulled the speakwrite towards him and rapped out a message in the hybrid jargon of the Ministries: ’Items one comma five comma seven approved fullwise stop suggestion contained item six doubleplus ridiculous verging crimethink cancel stop unproceed constructionwise antegetting plusfull estimates machinery overheads stop end message.’
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The principal building, taken in its entirety, was a juxtaposition of hybrid constructions which, viewed from a bird’s-eye view, outlined, with considerable exactness, a gibbet laid flat on the ground.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Hazel couldn’t believe what she was seeing —black mastiffs, giant eagles, a lion-eagle hybrid that must’ve been a gryphon, and a red ant the size of a compact car.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • In the centre of the eastern side of the Place, rose a heavy and hybrid construction, formed of three buildings placed in juxtaposition.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • One of the most famous diffusion studies is Bruce Ryan and Neal Gross’s analysis of the spread of hybrid seed corn in Greene County, Iowa, in the 1930s.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Innumerable little streams overlap and interlace one with another, exhibiting a sort of hybrid product, which obeys half way the law of currents, and half way that of vegetation.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Anderson clenched his jaw and guided them on in silence through what was now feeling like a hybrid self-storage facility and epic labyrinth.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • There never before was seen on earth such a wonderful hybrid race as was thus produced.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • (The Enemy’s determination to produce such a revolting hybrid was one of the things that determined Our Father to withdraw his support from Him.) As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • Pity, Jane, from some people is a noxious and insulting sort of tribute, which one is justified in hurling back in the teeth of those who offer it; but that is the sort of pity native to callous, selfish hearts; it is a hybrid, egotistical pain at hearing of woes, crossed with ignorant contempt for those who have endured them.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • And then the weird hybrid creature.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • Most children recognize the hypocrisy of emphasizing a linear, clean and de-sexed past while they confront daily the muddy, uncertain and hybrid truths.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • And many of his phrases had a certain hybrid vigor, a fresh extravagance: "I want to get it out of my chest."
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • The other ones who function pretty well and last more than a couple days are human-lupine hybrids, or wolf people.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • ’He represents in little India in transition—the monstrous hybridism of East and West,’ the Russian replied.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • He went to a bar in a sidestreet where the raucous hybrid beerhall music of the north was blaring from an open door and he got very drunk and got in a fight and woke in the gray dawn on an iron bed in a green room with paper curtains at a window beyond which he could hear roosters calling.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • I never felt entirely comfortable in the everyday cotton fields we wore to class, but in full dress I felt like an absurd and fantastic hybrid.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Johnny told me, his voice very soft, almost melodic, lapsing sometimes into an English too archaic to be understood but far more beautiful to the ear than the hybrid tongue we speak today.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • I had used nearly all my savings last year on the hybrid—to be honest, I didn’t understand why car manufacturers charged a premium if you were a buyer with a modicum of social conscience.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • A symphony of fruit was there for the sampling, exotic hybrids that sprinkled harmonized flavors on the tongue.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • As such a new-born hybrid, I know what will happen over the ages.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • Max lingered at a weapon that was a hybrid of sword and spear.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
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