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Abruptness is integral to her leadership style.
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  • Abruptness is integral to her leadership style.
  • China has become an integral part of the world economy.
  • Though she doesn’t drink, her presence is an integral part of the Friday night rituals.
    August Wilson  --  Fences
  • We actually see your profile, and the activity on it, as integral to your participation here.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • I’m certain these ’enhanced’ hollows were an integral part of the assault on our loops."
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • She wasn’t exactly sure what that entailed, other than that spontaneity seemed to be an integral part of it.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • In a sense, the in-and-out addiction which Sophie had so vividly and scarily described to me had the effect of drawing me closer to Nathan, now that he was back; romantic as my reaction doubtless was, his demonic side—that Mr. Hyde persona who possessed him and devoured his entrails from time to time—seemed now an integral and compelling part of his strange genius, and I accepted it with only the vaguest misgivings about some frenzied recurrence in the future.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Elliot’s been an integral part of everything.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Not such a difficult job, to sell something like that, something solid that would be integral to a thousand childhood memories.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • They are a part of life here, just as integral to my initiation as learning to fight.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent

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  • It was an integral part of the learning of precise speech.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • EB: And you break in these poems from the rhythm, rhyme, and meter that I understand to be integral to classic Farsi poetry.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • It filled her whole soul, had become an integral part of herself, and she no longer struggled against it.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • My parents made visits to Disney World an integral part of their volunteer work.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • But those things, always an integral part of his temperament, had almost wholly ceased.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Making love indeed became an integral part of our couplehood.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • In such cases the pinders were an integral part of the operational activity.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • From being slender he had now become meagre; once pale, he was now yellow; his deep-set eyes were hollow, and the gold spectacles shielding his eyes seemed to be an integral portion of his face.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Which meant that these trees either lived in a symbiotic relationship with the algae, in a givingandtaking that was to their mutual advantage, or, simpler still, were an integral part of the algae.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Maybe that was why, at first, she felt there was something wrong about the space, as if an integral part were missing.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Then he would beam with fatherly pride as he explained to them how it had been one of Vittoria’s ideas that had helped him make the project a reality …. that his daughter had been integral in his breakthrough.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • It forms an integral part of the duties of an officer.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • He was a stript abstract; an unfractioned integral; uncompromised as a new-born babe; living without premeditated reference to this world or the next.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • I can’t explain the position, brother…. look here, you are good at mathematics, and working at it now…. begin teaching her the integral calculus; upon my soul, I’m not joking, I’m in earnest, it’ll be just the same to her.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Though he was by no means an integral part of the stag-lines at these clubs, he managed to be on hand at dances where Judy Jones was likely to appear.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • The connection between them-which had become as integral to him as the structure of his own flesh-he severed completely.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Her flexuous and stealthy figure became an integral part of the scene.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • He is poetic about it, in an integral-number sort of way.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • There was nothing like it, this rush, and here I was on the edges of a new fraternity which crossed barrio and sex lines, this fellowship of la carga, so integral to "la vida loca."
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • In this way, 2nd Platoon members Mike, Harlon, Ira, Franklin, and Rene came to see Doc not only as a potential lifesaver but as an integral part of their daily lives.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • It is thus that, little by little, developing always in sympathy with the cathedral, living there, sleeping there, hardly ever leaving it, subject every hour to the mysterious impress, he came to resemble it, he incrusted himself in it, so to speak, and became an integral part of it.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Before he spoke, there was nothing; afterwards, it was the integral fact of his life.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • No matter how we scorn it, kitsch is an integral part of the human condition.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • They form an integral portion of the archetypal myth of the history of the world, and so belong properly to Part II of the present discussion: "The Cosmogonic Cycle."
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • According to the doctrine of "objectivity," which is integral with traditional scientific method, what we like or don’t like about that screw has nothing to do with our correct thinking.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Meeting behind closed doors, without the use of standing committees, the Senate consulted personally with President Washington, and acted very nearly as an integral part of the administration.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • And curiously enough, in spite of a certain nervousness on his part, he was by reason of his new companions made an integral part of the gayeties.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • It had become an integral part of my strategy in defending him that I get him laughing at the opening tips and keep him giggling to the final whistle.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • I was conscious of what was happening to me; I knew that my attitude of watchful wonder had usurped all other feelings, had become the meaning of my life, an integral part of my personality; that I was striving to live and measure all things by it.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • There remained the generic conditions imposed by natural, as distinct from human law, as integral parts of the human whole: the necessity of destruction to procure alimentary sustenance: the painful character of the ultimate functions of separate existence, the agonies of birth and death: the monotonous menstruation of simian and (particularly) human females extending from the age of puberty to the menopause: inevitable accidents at sea, in mines and factories: certain very painful…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • …(which, his reason had never ceased to assure him, was not, that evening at least, to be realised) was suddenly apparent, and more real than ever before; for he himself had contributed nothing to it by anticipating probabilities,—it remained integral and external to himself; there was no need for him to draw on his own resources to endow it with truth—’twas from itself that there emanated, ’twas itself that projected towards him that truth whose glorious rays melted and scattered like…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • They have to be: they are an integral part of it.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • An investigation is already under way to sort out an integral part of this mess.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • The Senior Council and Prefect System is an integral part of life at Kent.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • The Fool is integral to the play.
    George Orwell  --  Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool
  • I believe they are also an integral part of these programs, both school-based and law enforcement.
    Jaycee Lee Dugard  --  A Stolen Life
  • Every one of our employees at Duck Commander had an integral role in getting the company to where it is today.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • As with all things on the Farm, delivering babies was an integral part of their religion, since every baby was considered the Christ Child and was born perfect.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • Each national group has brought something of its heritage in the form of thousands of different customs, which have become integral parts of life in this country.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
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