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a medley of vegetables
  a mixture of things — sometimes more specifically:
  • a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources
  • a swimming race or relay in which different strokes are used
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  • a medley of vegetables
  • a medley of Christmas carols
  • Phelps also won the 200m individual medley.
  • Here’s a medley of locations around the world where we’ve placed cameras.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • The sounds were coming from just across the river, to the north, and they were a weird medley of whines, whimpers and small howls.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • When all the names have been read, a children’s chorus sings a medley—"April Showers,"
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • They were clad in an odd medley of garments, some in Englishmen’s coats and jackets, others with bright blankets draping their shoulders.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • He began to snore again, achieving this time no zoolike medley but an all-out bombardment, as of a newsreel soundtrack of the siege of Stalingrad.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Like McCandless, figures of male authority aroused in me a confusing medley of corked fury and hunger to please.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • An extraordinary medley of feeling-but it was not a medley, exactly; rather it was successive layers of feeling, in which one could not say which layer was undermost struggled inside him.
    George Orwell  --  1984

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  • The resulting medley of sound distracted no one, save possibly alone the babies, of which there were present a number equal to the total possessed by all the guests invited.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • He was transfixed by this terrific medley of all noises.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Oh, I bet I’m just a medley of smells this morning.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Emma wondered on what, of all the medley, she would fix.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • A medley of crashing sounds came, louder than he had thought that sound could be: horns, sirens, screams.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • I am among them, among their battling bodies in a medley, the joust of life.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • A numerous medley of men and women, not to mention beasts and vehicles of various sorts, was waiting to issue forth; but, the previous identification was so strict, that they filtered through the barrier very slowly.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • The place was a medley of shouting kids, beaming parents and rushed waiters.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • All the pious ideas that had been so long forgotten, returned; he recollected the prayers his mother had taught him, and discovered a new meaning in every word; for in prosperity prayers seem but a mere medley of words, until misfortune comes and the unhappy sufferer first understands the meaning of the sublime language in which he invokes the pity of heaven!
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Here, after considerable search, and sympathetic questions as to what he wanted it for, and whether ordinary flour paste wouldn’t do as well if she couldn’t find it, the widow Homan finally hunted down her solitary bottle of glue to its hiding-place in a medley of cough-lozenges and corset-laces.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • The mere sight of that medley of wet nakedness chilled him to the bone.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • They have become background music, a Muzak medley of self-hatred themes.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Both father and son were amazed afresh at the strange medley Don Quixote talked, at one moment sense, at another nonsense, and at the pertinacity and persistence he displayed in going through thick and thin in quest of his unlucky adventures, which he made the end and aim of his desires.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Nicole waited silently till he had passed; then she went on through lines of prospective salads to a little menagerie where pigeons and rabbits and a parrot made a medley of insolent noises at her.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • While the third syllable is in preparation, the band begins a nautical medley—"All in the Downs,"
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • All this while Lucas, and Gwinas, and Briant, and Bellias of Flanders, held strong medley against six kings, that was King Lot, King Nentres, King Brandegoris, King Idres, King Uriens, and King Agwisance.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • It was a building with a garden, in which lived all sorts of aged nuns of various orders, the relics of cloisters destroyed in the Revolution; a reunion of all the black, gray, and white medleys of all communities and all possible varieties; what might be called, if such a coupling of words is permissible, a sort of harlequin convent.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The Miami station began to broadcast a medley of second World War patriotic songs which Randy remembered from boyhood.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Truth Squad was still going, playing a medley of camp songs-played Led Zeppelin style, with crashing guitars and a lot of whooping-that I recognized as being a set-ender.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • And then the whole was drowned in a piercing medley of shrieks and cries from the great, wind-swept ash-tree.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • All this while Lucas, and Gwinas, and Briant, and Bellias of Flanders, held strong medley against six kings, that was King Lot, King Nentres, King Brandegoris, King Idres, King Uriens, and King Agwisance.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • —"The island of the City," as Sauval says, who, in spite of his confused medley, sometimes has such happy turns of expression,—"the island of the city is made like a great ship, stuck in the mud and run aground in the current, near the centre of the Seine."
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Around her, Nasuada heard a confused medley of sounds, which she made no effort to decipher, preferring instead to retreat deep inside herself, where her pain was no longer so immediate and menacing.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Her sombre suit, of pronounced cut, caused her to appear a little out of place in the medley and bustle of a provincial fair.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • The medley of sounds got on young Willard’s nerves.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • I’ll confess all my infernal wickedness, but to put you to shame, and you’ll be surprised yourselves at the depth of ignominy to which a medley of human passions can sink.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • As soon, therefore, as the uniform cloak of darkness without began to turn to a disordered medley of grays, they blew out the lamp, wrapped themselves up in their thickest pinners, tied their woollen cravats round their necks and across their chests, and started for the barn.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • But he had selected quotations so adroitly that for people who had not read the book (and obviously scarcely anyone had read it) it seemed absolutely clear that the whole book was nothing but a medley of high-flown phrases, not even—as suggested by marks of interrogation—used appropriately, and that the author of the book was a person absolutely without knowledge of the subject.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Still, it lifted her spirits, and when Fiona returned with a teacup of water, and the band began a medley of old-time favorites with "It’s a Long Way to Tipperary," they began to talk about work.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Her aunt did not neglect her: she wrote again and again; they were receiving frequent accounts from Edmund, and these accounts were as regularly transmitted to Fanny, in the same diffuse style, and the same medley of trusts, hopes, and fears, all following and producing each other at haphazard.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • And drifting through all, through this medley of languages and colors, were the people of the port, the sailors of ships, who came in great waves to spend their money in the cabarets, to buy for the night the beautiful women both dark and light, to dine on the best of Spanish and French cooking and drink the imported wines of the world.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • Even the descriptions of the entrees made me salivate: Handmade to order, fresh Italian parsley pasta filled with fresh artichoke hearts, roasted eggplant, a medley of cheeses, and sweet roasted red and yellow pepper, tossed with a sun-dried tomato cream sauce.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • A table and some shelves were covered with manuscript papers and with worn pens and a medley of such tokens.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • There are, too, songs that seem to be a step removed from the more primitive types: there is the maze-like medley, "Bright sparkles," one phrase of which heads "The Black Belt"; the Easter carol, "Dust, dust and ashes"; the dirge, "My mother’s took her flight and gone home"; and that burst of melody hovering over "The Passing of the First-Born"—"I hope my mother will be there in that beautiful world on high."
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • And it is probable that, had I done so, those two steeples would have vanished for ever, in a great medley of trees and roofs and scents and sounds which I had noticed and set apart on account of the obscure sense of pleasure which they gave me, but without ever exploring them more fully.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • There was Miss Snevellicci—who could do anything, from a medley dance to Lady Macbeth, and also always played some part in blue silk knee-smalls at her benefit—glancing, from the depths of her coal-scuttle straw bonnet, at Nicholas, and affecting to be absorbed in the recital of a diverting story to her friend Miss Ledrook, who had brought her work, and was making up a ruff in the most natural manner possible.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Beware of malice prepense, of chance-medley, and of manslaughter.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • The constant trampling of many feet, the harsh medley of many voices swelled into one dreadful sound.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • Unharness’d chariots stand along the shore: Amidst the wheels and reins, the goblet by, A medley of debauch and war, they lie.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • The lights, the chatter, the perfumes, the bewildering medley of color—he had, for a moment, the feeling of not being able to stand it.
    Willa Cather  --  Paul’s Case
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