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She nuzzled her way into the juncture of his collarbone and shoulder.
Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  where things come together — especially a point in time with a critical event
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  • She nuzzled her way into the juncture of his collarbone and shoulder.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • And moving was a very good idea at that juncture of the battle.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • "At this juncture," Millard said, "it’s best not to suppose anything."
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • " At this juncture my chief seized a particularly robust groundhog skull and began rhythmically clacking its jaws together as if to emphasize his final words: "You, Lieutenant Mowat, have been chosen for this great task!
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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  • I was young and surpassingly naive at this juncture and I saw no undue hardship resulting from this arrangement.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • At this juncture, then, Auschwitz stands revealed in its dual function: as a depot for mass murder but also a vast enclave dedicated to the practice of slavery.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He lowered the dirk, kissed it at the juncture of haft and tang, and thrust it home in its sheath.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • We’d reached the juncture of the hallway where I had to turn for algebra and Boris had to turn for American Government: the bane of his existence.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • You can see here the blade pierced the juncture between the fourth rib and the sternum on the way in.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Flora surreptitiously (The Criminal Element recommended surreptitious action at all possible junctures) removed the lid from the shoe box.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses

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  • At this juncture, Armstrong felt what was needed was a man of action.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Yes, I think that we should be more useful there at the present juncture.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • If the Shadowhunters were not so concerned with their own …. emergency at this juncture, they would surely have involved themselves by now.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Sowerberry returned at this juncture.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • All we have to do is reach the arena, and it’s at a juncture.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Just at this juncture the boy felt a slow, fateful grip closing on his ear, and a steady lifting impulse.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • It was curious and not unpleasing, how Peleg and Bildad were affected at this juncture, especially Captain Bildad.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Twelve–one at each juncture of the leg and the body.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • At which juncture, he exclaimed, in a voice of dire exasperation: "Bust me, if she ain’t at it agin!"
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • — a clod-hopping messenger would never do at this juncture.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Carlo, you have brought this church to a disastrous juncture.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The juncture was favorable.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • To find that he had been making it in the delicatessen business was an extraordinary piece of good fortune at this juncture; though it was well on in the morning, they had not breakfasted, and the children were beginning to whimper.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Fatality has points of juncture where innocence itself is stamped with crime by the gloomy law of the reflections which give color.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • At the juncture between the rivers, they visited the dwarves’ trading outpost, Hedarth, and exchanged their rafts for donkeys.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The legs and the very thighs with them so stuck together, that in short while the juncture made no sign that was apparent.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Not, as they used to say, at this juncture.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • My grandparents knew that I was at a crucial juncture in my life These forks in the road can happen so fast for young boys; within months or even weeks, their journeys can take a decisive and possible irrevocable turn.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • At first, there were just their own three girls, in the dimly-lit, drab brown sitting room that stood at the juncture of three murky hallways leading in separate directions to the distant recesses of the strange and marvelous bordello.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • That night they designed to murder their two companions, and slept till midnight in the bower, thinking to fall upon them in their sleep: not were the honest men less thoughtful concerning them; for at this juncture they were coming to find them out, but in a much fairer way.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • The line showed clearly on the top of his brown head and back where the brain joined the spinal cord and the old man drove the knife on the oar into the juncture, withdrew it, and drove it in again into the shark.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • Just at the juncture of his neck and skull the blow fell on his topmost vertebra and cut both tendons through.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • So it is not surprising to find that so many accusations against people are in the handwriting of Thomas Putnam, or that his name is so often found as a witness corroborating the supernatural testimony, or that his daughter led the crying-out at the most opportune junctures of the trials, especially when—But we’ll speak of that when we come to it.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • It was a visual representation of the juncture where man and God become one.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • ’ Mr. Micawber looking up at this juncture to where we were standing, I had only time to repeat my caution.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • He read the whole thing in ten sittings in his booth at Day’s and began pondering the whale’s nature at an early juncture.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • And all this at this juncture—just as the Baths are beginning to be known.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • But having in my life perused many state-trials, which I ever observed to terminate as the judges thought fit to direct, I durst not rely on so dangerous a decision, in so critical a juncture, and against such powerful enemies.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • At the juncture of the Rue Denfert-Rochereau with the Boulevard is a statue of two men in flowing robes.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • He’s been at this juncture with many students before, but this boy is putting up a fierce fight.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • On one side of the river the golden foothill slopes curve up to the strong and rocky Gabilan Mountains, but on the valley side the water is lined with trees- willows fresh and green with every spring, carrying in their lower leaf junctures the debris of the winter’s flooding; and sycamores with mottled, white, recumbent limbs and branches that arch over the pool.
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men
  • That the unhappy event which has been narrated could not have happened at a worse juncture was but too true.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • This trick, a bad habit, the cracking of his fingers, always soothed him, and gave precision to his thoughts, so needful to him at this juncture.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • At this juncture enters the Minister D—.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • "Why didn’t you confiscate them then?" demanded Harry, it seemed extraordinary that Hermione’s m ania for upholding the rules could have abandoned her at this crucial juncture.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • At this juncture a considerable noise of voices is heard in the hall.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Mrs. O’Dowd, the good housewife, arrayed in curl papers and a camisole, felt that her duty was to act, and not to sleep, at this juncture.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Henchard went away, thinking that perhaps there was nothing significant after all in Farfrae’s look at Elizabeth-Jane at that juncture.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • And, therefore, since we have been unfortunate enough to introduce our heroine at so inauspicious a juncture, we would entreat for a mood of due solemnity in the spectators of her fate.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • They were attached at this juncture to the stitching in which I was engaged, and I can feel once more the spasm of my effort not to move them till I should so have steadied myself as to be able to make up my mind what to do.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
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