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How might he describe me as I step limpidly across this wide parking lot, holding a fading bouquet of my own?
Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
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  • How might he describe me as I step limpidly across this wide parking lot, holding a fading bouquet of my own?
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • The male’s voice was dominant—a husky and furious baritone that all but drowned out the limpid Beethoven.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • This fertile territory is watered by numerous small rivers and limpid streams, mostly tributaries of the Godavery.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Anne looked at her with eyes limpid with sympathy.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables

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  • All right then; limpid, salubrious: no gush of bilge water had turned it to fetid puddle.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • No one could have said what caused the count’s voice to vibrate so deeply, and what made his eye flash, which was in general so clear, lustrous, and limpid when he pleased.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The clear streams and running brooks yielded their savoury limpid waters in noble abundance.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Passion calmed or lulled to sleep; something limpid, brilliant, troubled to a certain depth, and gloomy lower down.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • By the lower river where the wagon came were washing pools, with water all year flowing in limpid spillways that no grime withstood.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Tom stirred up the other pirates and they all clattered away with a shout, and in a minute or two were stripped and chasing after and tumbling over each other in the shallow limpid water of the white sandbar.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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  • The traveller does not often look into such a limpid well.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Green hedges, dazzling with red wild roses appeared behind my eyes, stretching with a gentle curving to an infinity empty of objects, a limpid blue space.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Presently we saw a curious thing: There were no clouds, the sun was going down in a limpid, gold-washed sky.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • IX It was a limpid black night, hung as in a basket from a single dull star.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • I was pure, my soul was filled with limpid light.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Moreover, as that of Heidelburgh was always replenished with the most excellent of the wines of the Rhenish valleys, so the tun of the whale contains by far the most precious of all his oily vintages; namely, the highly-prized spermaceti, in its absolutely pure, limpid, and odoriferous state.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Near its southern termination, it received the contributions of another lake, whose waters were so limpid as to have been exclusively selected by the Jesuit missionaries to perform the typical purification of baptism, and to obtain for it the title of lake "du Saint Sacrement."
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Her eyes were soft brown, limpid and innocent.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • The sheriff was staring at a picture of three cherubim—just heads, curly-haired, limpid-eyed, with wings about the size of pigeons’ wings growing out of where their necks would be.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • These devices occasionally interfere with the limpid flow of his diction, but the difficulties of interpretation to which they give rise serve rather to mark the prevailing clearness and simplicity of his expression than seriously to impede its easy and unperplexed current.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Surely that pure, limpid look could not be anything but genuine.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • Consequently, their gentle features, their sensitive expressions equal to those of the loveliest women, their soft, limpid eyes, their charming poses, led the ancients to glorify them by metamorphosing the males into sea gods and the females into mermaids.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The morning was of a lovely limpid gold colour.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • A rivulet of water tumbled over the edge of the bank and poured itself into a limpid pool before meandering off into the dim recesses of the forest.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Yes, far in the distance was an oasis . an oasis with limpid water, which reflected the iron trees!
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • But when a man of wealth passed they were as tender and pitiful as fledglings, beseeching with soft open mouths and limpid eyes, their begging bowls meekly held before them and altogether changed with an artfulness which surely my children had not at their command.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • Across the warm brown of her cheek her blown hair glittered like silver wire; and her eyes too looked lighter, almost pale in their youthful limpidity.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • For his song was beautiful beyond compare: stream after stream of limpid melodious notes, flowing and mingling, trilling and soaring: bush music, magic as the pipes of Pan.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • The limpid Elsasser sparkled in the thick peasant glass.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • CHAPTER XX THE OGRE’S CASTLE Between six and nine we made ten miles, which was plenty for a horse carrying triple—man, woman, and armor; then we stopped for a long nooning under some trees by a limpid brook.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • He felt consciously strong, competent both for himself and against himself, and this pleasurable sense of firmness contended against the perfect and limpid remembrance he had for a moment experienced, and he tried sadly, vainly, to recapture it.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • As when in heaven principal stars shine out around the moon when the night sky is limpid, with no wind, and all the lookout points, headlands, and mountain clearings are distinctly seen, as though pure space had broken through, downward from heaven, and all the stars are out, and in his heart the shepherd sings: just so from ships to river shone before Ilion the Trojan fires.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • She turned her beautiful limpid eyes towards George, and he knew that she had lost her master.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • Arrived at the Dowgate, the fleet was towed up the limpid Walbrook (whose channel has now been for two centuries buried out of sight under acres of buildings) to Bucklersbury, past houses and under bridges populous with merry-makers and brilliantly lighted, and at last came to a halt in a basin where now is Barge Yard, in the centre of the ancient city of London.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Thee in thy favourite fields, where the limpid, gently-rolling Thames washes thy Etonian banks, in early youth I have worshipped.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • It flowed noiselessly, swift, and cold to the eye; long, thin grasses huddled together in it as the current drove them, and spread themselves upon the limpid water like streaming hair; sometimes at the tip of the reeds or on the leaf of a water-lily an insect with fine legs crawled or rested.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • He was not more than five feet four plump, with black hair and olive skin, and with an eye that was as limpid as water and as genial as could be.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • On a level with the point lay a broad sheet of water, so placid and limpid that it resembled a bed of the pure mountain atmosphere, compressed into a setting of hills and woods.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • At the Kenilworth Amory met Burne Holiday—he of the gray eyes was Kerry—and during a limpid meal of thin soup and anaemic vegetables they stared at the other freshmen, who sat either in small groups looking very ill at ease, or in large groups seeming very much at home.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Nothing bored me more than flaccid, humorless academicians punishing their students with limpid melancholy lectures while they polished up their deadly little monographs on vital subjects like "The Nose Hair of Grendel."
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • In this way, for two consecutive summers I used to sit in the heat of our Combray garden, sick with a longing inspired by the book I was then reading for a land of mountains and rivers, where I could see an endless vista of sawmills, where beneath the limpid currents fragments of wood lay mouldering in beds of watercress; and nearby, rambling and clustering along low walls, purple flowers and red.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • The water is of great depth, limpid, and supplied from a thousand springs.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Jack was far out now and the water between us was smooth and limpid.
    Maureen Daly  --  Seventeenth Summer
  • One is a pure and limpid stream; the other is a stagnant pool, swarming with bacilli.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • His ears stuck out, his limpid brown eyes were close together, his teeth were full of silver.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • They were shadowing with the old wistful light, but they were as clear as the limpid water of the spring.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • Her large eyes were limpid and almost colourless; they seemed to be very little affected by light, and to stand unnaturally still.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • "Resist me now if you can, James," I recall saying in a husky voice, gazing at him with what I thought were limpid, sexual eyes.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • Crystals of opaque quartz, adorned with limpid drops of natural glass suspended to the roof like lusters, seemed to take fire as we passed beneath them.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Jake’s eyes opened again, caught the steady, limpid dance between the gunslinger’s fingers for a while longer, and then his eyes closed once more.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
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