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They charge for international calls in six second increments.
  an increase — especially in small, consistent amounts; or the amount of increase
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  • They charge for international calls in six second increments.
  • Bidding starts at $100 with minimum increments of $10.
  • Instead they zigzagged back and forth, increasing their altitude by small increments every time they changed directions.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • In his practice sessions, he rode in sixteen-second increments, exactly double the time he’d need to ride in the arena.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride

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  • There had been some incremental improvements in the system since then, maybe, but Demoxie would explode it all.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • By increments we were blinded, the mainland dimming and the sun fading to a pale white bloom, and we turned circles in the eddying tide until we’d lost all sense of direction.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Of course, I gradually shared my past with them in increments as they grew older.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Some students sit on the outer edges of the garden boxes that are placed incrementally throughout.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • …3 line, but there was a bar called Brother J’s where we sometimes met on 110th: a workingman’s dive with Bill Withers on the jukebox and a sticky floor, career alcoholics slumped over their third bourbon at two p.m. But Jerome did not sell pharmaceuticals in increments of less than a thousand dollars and though I knew he would be perfectly glad to let me have a few bags of smack it seemed like a lot less trouble if I just went ahead and took a cab straight down to the Brooklyn Bridge.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Needless to say, I vacation in increments.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief

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  • Each day, Louie noticed incremental differences in his weight, and the weight of his raftmates, from the day before: the pants looser, the faces narrower.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • I know I have changed too, the stubbornly growing paunch, the just-as-determined retreat of the hairline, but the decline of one’s own body is incremental, as nearly imperceptible as it is insidious.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • While many of the changes in Clarkston were incremental and hard to notice at first, other events occurred that called attention to the changes and caused the locals to wonder what exactly was happening to their town.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Every increment required meth or more meth.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • But the incremental gain in happiness that came from getting a raise from $50K to $100K was much less.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • As he said it, the fading light reflected in his eyes, making them seem as if they were changing color incrementally.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • I could feel the control of my body come back to me in increments, and those increments were my first markers of the time passing.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • I inched forward incrementally, then craned my neck, trying to see who was causing the holdup.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • In this agonizing fashion I climbed toward above, progressing in increments calibrated in inches.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • In the successive appearances of the Mykenai theme, something is added each time-here is incremental repetition for you-until the climax in Book XI when Agamemnon himself tells his story.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The treasure, all that I once brought home from Argos, though, I offer willingly, and with increment.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Crossing the massive nave on a diagonal, Langdon and Sophie remained silent as the elaborate sepulchre revealed itself in tantalizing increments… a black-marble sarcophagus… a reclining statue of Newton… two winged boys… a huge pyramid… and… an enormous orb.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • All of the possible reasons for why New York’s crime rate dropped are changes that happened at the margin; they were incremental changes.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • But most people pass over incrementally, making a series of perforations in the membrane between here and there until an opening exists.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Information rushed toward me, rushed slowly, incrementally.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • I could feel the trampoline easing up and down, moved by our own breathing, bringing us in small increments up and back from the sky as the colors faded, slowly, and the stars began to show themselves.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • If A, is the penny sufficient, or may he claim consequential damages in the form of additional money to represent the possible profit which might have inured from the dog, and classifiable as earned increment, that is to say, usufruct?
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • He was gaining only by increments.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Change is gradual and incremental, and when one lives in the midst of one’s family, one rarely notices differences in them.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • …brass tierod and brace, armrests, footstool and artistic oleograph on inner face of door: ditto, plain: servants’ apartments with separate sanitary and hygienic necessaries for cook, general and betweenmaid (salary, rising by biennial unearned increments of 2 pounds, with comprehensive fidelity insurance, annual bonus (1 pound) and retiring allowance (based on the 65 system) after 30 years’ service), pantry, buttery, larder, refrigerator, outoffices, coal and wood cellarage with…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • It was persistent, with incremental decreases year after year.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Another incremental test, we think.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • And they lined the beach in evenly spaced increments that continued as far as he could see.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • We turn onto a different highway, and the speed limit goes back up incrementally, but Radar is driving slowly anyway.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • After another incremental budge, I watched as Eli put his hand on the back of the bike, nudging it forward just slightly.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • The glowing green numbers reminded him of those on the clock in Charles Delmann’s bloodied bedroom: time flashing backward in ten-minute increments.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • "We have evidence that you paid to Sharon DeBlass one hundred thousand dollars, in twenty-five thousand dollar increments in one year’s period."
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • For all our skepticism about laws, this one, like the landmark 2000 legislation that required annual reports about human trafficking abroad, would have a real if incremental impact around the world.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • I arrange for the services to be billed in even increments, and if I make a mistake, even at the bottom of a page of calculations, I don’t cross it out, I don’t erase it, I throw the page away and start over.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • David who was watching his mother as she stood above her husband serving him, saw her bosom swell up slowly as though responding to minute increments of pain, and then without response, exhale tautly her muted breath and look off blankly and resigned.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • At this point, you don’t even comprehend that freedom is an incremental process."
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • …finally told him what to do that night he forgot about it and didn’t know that he still had it) and told Grandfather—told him, mind; not excusing, asking for no pity; not explaining, asking for no exculpation: just told Grandfather how he had put his first wife aside like eleventh and twelfth century kings did: ’I found that she was not and could never be, through no fault of her own, adjunctive or incremental to the design which I had in mind, so I provided for her and put her aside.’
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • 0— F at 21-degree increments.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • Instead, it was a slow process, little increments, like moving a half a millimeter a day so that you only really notice progress from a distance.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • The treasure, all that he brought to Troy in his long ships— would god he had foundered on the way!—he now desires to give back, with increment.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Mike, he typed, Attached are the courses for Iris, in 1-day increments.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • Every incremental intimacy with Matt felt as if she were falling off a cliff-that loss of breath, those butterflies in her stomach.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • I could feel the control of my body come back to me in increments, and those increments were my first markers of the time passing.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Then we worked up to her letting go for small increments, while still running behind, so I didn’t topple over.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • So much hanging on just these things, tiny increments that together build a life.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
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