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She found her niche in the academic world.
  a smaller market within a larger market — such as the market for scissors designed for people who are left-handed

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a role for which someone is especially well-suited

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a shallow recess, cranny or crevice
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Samples:
  • She found her niche in the academic world.
  • The statue is in a niche in the living room.
  • ...some companies, such as eBay, are big winners in niches no rational planner could have predicted.
    Michael J. Mandel  --  Rational Exuberance
  • But now there came from out the niche a low laugh that erected the hairs upon my head.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado

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  • On both sides, hollow niches lined the walls.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • They climbed a steep trail where niches for toes and fingers had been worn into the yellow sandrock after centuries of use.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • Candles burned in niches in the walls.
    David Almond  --  Kit’s Wilderness
  • Little goblins sat in niches in the rock.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • The aux slides me along the wall to a niche in the battlements and shoves me through, holding me by my neck above the dunes like a child with a rag doll.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Like Risa, Connor finds his niche by accident.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind

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  • In the niches where the bowling pins used to stand, several fires burned, which couldn’t have been very safe.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • That’s his niche."
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • I found a niche amongst some lichen-covered rocks and, having firmly jammed myself into it, ate and drank my lunch.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • I went back to what had become my home, and curled myself into the shelter of the niche underneath the overhanging roof.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • The cement niches on the side of the house held so many bottles that from the side the building resembled a wine cellar.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • He says that when a species becomes extinct, some other species moves in to fill up the ecological niche, because Nature abhors a vacuum.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • "Uh, that semicircular depression in the hill, with the niches . that’s a nymphaeum, built in Roman times."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Half-visible in the shadowy underwater light, I could see planks set into a rocky niche.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • On either side of them, along the overhanging niche, the cliff was pocked with myriad caves.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The face which was turned towards us formed a dark cliff, with ferns and brambles growing in its niches.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • I thought he would somehow find a niche.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Ali thinks there’s a niche in the market for a family vehicle, said Mr. Crouch.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Westminster Abbey was a tangled warren of mausoleums, perimeter chambers, and walk-in burial niches.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • A mirror hung in the niche behind the portable bar.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • I also became a poet and for one year lived in a paradise of my own creation; I imagined that I also might obtain a niche in the temple where the names of Homer and Shakespeare are consecrated.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • A brazier had been moved out of one of the alcoves to create a sleeping niche, with a bedroll, a backpack, even some pictures taped to the wall.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Beneath the stairs was a niche with a propane gas stove, a counter, and a sink.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Artemis hunted the small magnet from its niche in the toolbox and applied both poles to the tiny screws.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • The angles were simply those of a few slight depressions, or niches, at odd intervals.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • He was standing in front of some sort of shrine—a niche set into the wall, with the statue of a man wrapped like a mummy.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • They were raised to be certain persons, to do certain things, to occupy certain niches.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • There were tables, chairs, and bookcases, and in a niche opposite the door stood a tall statue of white marble.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • The handles of a few knives and other tools protruded from niches in the walls.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • The tall woman, who had moved away from us toward the dresser, took no notice; but the other, from her cushioned niche, answered complainingly, in a high thin voice.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • An old witch sat in a niche, quivering her wax hands over some orange-andblue tarot cards.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • He rolled over on to his back and saw Malfoy concealed in a niche beneath an ugly dragon-shaped vase.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • And d’Artagnan, making himself as small as he could, concealed himself in the darkest side of the street near a stone bench placed at the back of a niche.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Africa has parasites so particular and diverse as to occupy every niche of the body: intestines small and large, the skin, the bladder, the male and female reproductive tracts, interstitial fluids, even the cornea.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Soon after arriving in the deserted village Capricorn had had gratings fitted over the narrow niches where long-dead priests slept in their stone tombs.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • But it seemed to me highly improbable, if not totally incredible, that when brought together these frugiv-orous tree-dwellers and carnivorous savannah-dwellers would so radically carve out their niches as to pay no attention to each other.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • He started at the upper corner and methodically ran his fingers over every divot and niche, over the edges of the lockers and inside them, around the bend of the perpendicular walls.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • He went to the door and saw a dim light burning in a shaded niche above a doorbell.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • It seemed hard to believe that he was a lonely person, searching relentlessly in bottles, under women’s skirts, in church work and lofty job titles for his "personal niche," lost before birth and unrecovered since.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Every day, when I went home in the evening, I would see a woman sitting in the same niche in the wall in Sienna Street, playing a concertina and singing sad Russian songs.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • You can find a niche.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • Five corridors diverged like the rays of a star, and the walls, dug into niches, which were arranged one above the other in the shape of coffins, showed that they were at last in the catacombs.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • A little earthenware lamp burned in a niche.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • These inaccessible steps are solid in their niches.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • "The more life there is within a system, the more niches there are for life," his father said.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The priest’s grey nimbus in a niche where he dressed discreetly.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
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