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She liked the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture.
  imposing in size or solidity

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characterized by massiveness, uniformity, and rigidity
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  • She liked the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture.
  • It’s misleading to talk of the Hispanic voter as though millions of Hispanics some how fall into a monolithic group.
  • But ahead were the naked granite mountains, rising out of erosion rubble and standing monolithic against the sky.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • I find the monolithic nature of it disorienting.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went

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  • The refugees, though, didn’t think of themselves as a monolithic group.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • It cut between monolithic slabs of ancient granite, gray and time-polished and tall.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • But it was straight ahead, to the east, through the archway, that Langdon could now see the monolithic Renaissance palace that had become the most famous art museum in the world.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The ceiling soared an astonishing one hundred feet overhead, supported by monolithic columns of green granite.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • He shook his head to drive out the angry thoughts, glanced back at the field where five of his own frigates were posted around the rim like monolithic sentries.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • He found Francisco the Man, like a monolithic chameleon, sitting in the midst of a circle of bystanders.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude

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  • On the left, the monolithic trapezium, firm, dense, bristling, of the University; on the right, the vast semicircle of the Town, much more intermixed with gardens and monuments.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • "Always," Dede affirms, used to this fixed, monolithic language around interviewers and mythologizers of her sisters.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Christa came to visit him each year, and he’d try to explain his love for the mountains to his sister, driving her to Yosemite and tracing his finger along the half-dozen routes he’d taken up the monolithic granite slab of Half-Dome.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Forty at least might have been seen at these times in the large room, forming a ring round the margin of the great sixteen-legged oak table, like the monolithic circle of Stonehenge in its pristine days.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • A monolithic structure of Indiana limestone built by his father in 1920, the bank stood like a gray fortress at the corner of Yulee and St. Johns.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Then, in a clipping marked February 1, 1952: MILLIONAIRE EXEC TO SELL COLORADO INVESTMENTS Deal Made with California Investors on Overlook, Other Investments, Derwent Reveals By Rodney Conklin, Financial Editor In a terse communique yesterday from the Chicago offices of the monolithic Derwent Enterprises, it was revealed that millionaire (perhaps billionaire) Horace Derwent has sold out of Colorado in a stunning financial power play that will be completed by October 1, 1954.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • She’d assumed that Muslims were a monolithic group, and that all Muslims were made of the same devout and unbending stock.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • The often haphazard segregation of the past three hundred years was to be consolidated into a monolithic system that was diabolical in its detail, inescapable in its reach, andoverwhelming in its power.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Several works in progress stood on the easels and hung on the walls, large and meticulous drawings that made me think of dreams, familiar as if I’d just remembered them — troubling dreams of cityscapes, where human beings had shrunk beneath monolithic architecture or been consigned to old, abandoned buildings.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • That is Percival, lounging on the cushions, monolithic, in giant repose.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • Arthritis had transformed her into a monolithic being.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • And there is another monolithic tale which never changes.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • The machines appeared pitifully inadequate compared with the monolithic mass of the city.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • "What do you think of our little home?" asked Rasmussen, gesturing at the looming monolithic structure.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • There was a moment of silence as each in his and her own way thought of a man who had selflessly opposed a monolithic system that demanded the death of David Webb, who stood by the railing staring out at the darkened sea, somehow separated in mind and body from the others.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • New England is not, by any stretch of the imagination, monolithic.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Nuper said in a conciliating tone, "Actually, if one looks closely at the school districts in Buffalo—if one examines the character of each school—one makes the discovery that the schools are monolithic.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • So exposed, that monolithic building, he thought.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • No, it is only one of his satellites, imitating his monolithic, his giant repose.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • The monolithic spire of the Washington Monument loomed dead ahead, illuminated against the sky like the majestic mast of a ship.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Monolithic or tribal.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • The Horvath are a very monolithic and communal culture.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Long before Florence’s mother moved south and built the brown-shingle bungalow, the Braggs had lived in the big house, ungainly and monolithic, with tall Victorian windows and bellying bays and broad brick chimneys.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • "The Horvath are monolithic, communalist and Hobbesian," the commandant said.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • It was my way of escaping from the monolithic concrete world that surrounded us.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Swaney’s words echoed a common belief among many longtime Clarkston residents that few in the refugee community contributed much to the life of Clarkston, and conveyed a common misperception: that the refugees were a monolithic group of strangers from faraway lands.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Simkins stared up at the monolithic structure.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
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