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The conflict is complicated by Afghanistan’s opium-terrorism nexus.
  an important connection; or a place where things connect or come together
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  • The conflict is complicated by Afghanistan’s opium-terrorism nexus.
  • Silicon Valley is the nexus of technology and innovation.
  • Washington D.C. is the nexus of American power brokers.
  • The legislation proposes building a highway/light-rail/power-grid nexus between the two cities.

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  • She was the nexus of all the connections his brain made—the wheel’s hub.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • He never leaves his house, sees no one save Marie-Laure, and yet somehow he has found himself at the nexus of a web of information.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The nexus between these "different orders of time" is, of course—for those of us who were not there—someone who was there, and this brings me back to Sophie.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Cinzia, who at any given time had a dozen or more part-time cleaning jobs, worked only a few hours a week in the building, not that I’d even been thinking about Cinzia until the moment before, but it had all seemed so solid, so immutable, the whole social system of the building, a nexus where I could always stop in and see people, say hello, find out what was going on.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • I knew that if I went home now I’d be leaving behind some vital nexus to the case.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • The room was a nexus for four hallways-including the one they had just exited-that divided Tronjheim into quarters.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon

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  • When he needed provisions, he would hitch or walk the four miles into town, where he bought rice and filled his plastic water jug at the market-liquor store-post office, a beige stucco building that serves as the cultural nexus of greater Salton City.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • He now believed that the real answer lay somewhere in the nexus of love he felt for his children, in the ache he experienced when he woke in the quiet house and realized they weren’t here.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • And I move more rigid than all the others with a sense of judgment; the vibrations of the chapel bells stirring the depths of my turmoil, moving toward its nexus with a sense of doom.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • She thought of the boy’s features as an exquisite distillation out of random patterns—endless queues of happenstance meeting at this nexus.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • It is possible to understand that Napoleon had power and so events occurred; with some effort one may even conceive that Napoleon together with other influences was the cause of an event; but how a book, Le Contrat social, had the effect of making Frenchmen begin to drown one another cannot be understood without an explanation of the causal nexus of this new force with the event.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Not so much as a diskey or C-spot nexus.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The nexus of that cross would be a merging of responsibility and liberty difficult to reach, a battle among women who are understood to be least able to win it.
    Toni Morrison  --  Sula
  • There is only the flow of the motor under your foot spinning that frail thread of sound out of its metal gut like a spider, that filament, that nexus, which isn’t really there, between the you which you have just left in one place and the you which you will be when you get to the other place.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • It has pitilessly torn asunder the motley feudal ties that bound man to his "natural superiors," and has left remaining no other nexus between man and man than naked self-interest, than callous "cash payment."
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • The Tower stands at a kind of… power-nexus.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • It’s much easier to get this close than it is to depart, because Amber is the center, the nexus.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • "A cash nexus," brooded Oedipa, "you and Perry Mason, two of a kind, it’s all you know about, you shysters."
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • At this point, the Glatun Federation sat as the nexus of trade between fourteen different races, some of them having, in turn, expanded widely.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • He was out of the house, wandering through the streets, blind, deaf, senseless, immersed in that boiling mass of latent energy… like a ship with sails caught in the nexus of a typhoon, fighting to convert a whirlpool of wind into the motive power that would lead to safety… S. Powell fought to absorb that fearful torrent, to Capitalize that latent energy, to Cathectize and direct it toward the Demolition of Reich before it was too late, too late, too late, too late, too late… ——
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • She settled on a Pax Nexus three-door wardrobe and two small Malm bureaus.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • I pulled up the killer’s "diaries" on Nexus.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • Somewhere this night he had passed a decision-nexus into the deep unknown.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • But Paul still felt the nexus-boiling of this cave, still remembered the prescient visions of himself dead under a knife.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Those five months were agony for Sol and his wife, and by the time the medical ship put in at the Renaissance farcaster nexus, they had imagined the worst a thousand times.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Variable piled on variable—that was why this cave lay as a blurred nexus in his path.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Months later, watching this book remain first on the best-seller list for unbelievable week after week, I was able to rationalize my blindness by saying to myself that if McGraw-Hill had paid me more than ninety cents an hour I might have been more sensitive to the nexus between good books and filthy lucre.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • And what he saw was a time nexus within this cave, a boiling of possibilities focused here, wherein the most minute action—the wink of an eye, a careless word, a misplaced grain of sand—moved a gigantic lever across the known universe.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Suppose that all worlds, all universes, met in a single nexus, a single pylon, a Tower.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • Somewhere ahead, it waited for him-the nexus of Time, the nexus of Size.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • In addition to being the capital of the Hegemony and home of the Senate, TC2 is the business nexus for Webtrade.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Somewhere ahead, it waited for him-the nexus of Time, the nexus of Size.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • The cybrid was controlled by an AI nexus which corresponds to a security force.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The nexus between Mary Alice’s rejection of me and my sudden metamorphosis into sexual deviation seemed a little too pat; nonetheless, I could not deny the possibility.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • His entire future was becoming like a river hurtling toward a chasm — the violent nexus beyond which all was fog and clouds.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The future — the gray-cloud-future — with its feeling that the entire universe rolled toward a boiling nexus hung around him like a phantom world.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • And he sampled the time-winds, sensing the turmoil, the storm nexus that now focused on this moment place.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Paul, aware of some of this from the way the time nexus boiled, understood at last why he had never seen Fenring along the webs of prescience.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • This could only mean they saw a nexus, a meeting place of countless delicate decisions, beyond which the path was hidden from the prescient eye.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • It was a known fact that Guild navigators could predict no way to take control of the spice without producing just such a nexus.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
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