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as in:  pantheon of great writers

She has earned a spot in the pantheon of great 20th century authors.
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  • She has earned a spot in the pantheon of great 20th century authors.
  • the pantheon of baseball greats
  • the pantheon of American business giants
  • in the pantheon of lost causes

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  • Zeus needed someone to blame, so of course he’d picked the handsomest, most talented, most popular god in the pantheon: me.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • They walk to the Pantheon, or to a flower market, or along the Seine.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Eva was mad for the flute, and after four months or so Zaorski had begun to dote on the little girl, amazed at her natural gift, fussed over her as if she were a prodigy (which she might have been), another Landowska, another Paderewski, another Polish offering to music’s pantheon—and finally even refused the trifling amount that Sophie was able to pay.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • And over everything there is always Zwingli—I am continually confronted with a pantheon of heroes.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • The Principal Gods of the Epic The cities of Mesopotamia shared a common pantheon, but the gods were not worshipped everywhere under the same names.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Believe it or not, Raphael’s buried in the Pantheon.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons

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  • If Frito-Lay, for example, has a new kind of tortilla chip, they need to know where their chip prototype fits into the tortilla chip pantheon: How much of a departure is it from their other Doritos varieties?
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Her consenting to this union thus saved the king of the gods from being dethroned (always a possibility in the Greek pantheon, where Zeus had overthrown his own father, who had overthrown his father as well).
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Bound by Islam’s prohibition against false idols, Pakistanis don’t embrace the endless pantheon of deities plastered across windshields in the Hindu country to the east.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • By choice Marko became individual in his thinking, and so unknowingly committed the gravest sin in the Communist pantheon.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • In the absence of an effective general mythology, each of us has his private, unrecognized, rudimentary, yet secretly potent pantheon of dream.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • On one of those Sundays he visited the new cemetery adjacent to the church, where the residents of La Manga were building their sumptuous pantheons, and his heart skipped a beat when he discovered the most sumptuous of all in the shade of the great ceiba trees.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • It is the Monument to the People’s Heroes, Mao first in the pantheon.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • The people of Haiti had created their own complex religion, Voodoo—with a rather distant supreme diety and a host of other gods, a pantheon including Catholic saints.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • It was just that Mike, brilliant, mercurial, irreverent Mike, was a little older and a little higher in the Shipboard pantheon than young Merin Aspic.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • There is an almost infinite pantheon with a deity for each spring and river, mountain and forest, but there is a higher court of more powerful gods ruled by Hephestia, goddess of fire and lightning.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • A pantheon has room for many, Sam.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • These deities are the pantheon of Dilmun; i.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • The white-skinned, fair-haired savages who created that terrible pantheon were of the same fibre as he.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • Hale’s place in the pantheon of American heroes, as the martyr spy of the Revolution, was not to come until years later.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • With the latest news of the casting of I’ll Take a Sailor and the shooting of Wives for Sale, came stories about the Parthenon and the Pantheon.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The architecture was coarse and simple, more reminiscent of Rome’s rugged Castel Sant’Angelo than the refined Pantheon.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The metal was consecrated in ancient times, at the Pantheon in Rome.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • After which, go whither I push thee, the grave-digger is there; the Pantheon for some of us: all falls into the great hole.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Such an enterprise would seem almost as hopeful as for Lavater to have scrutinized the wrinkles on the Rock of Gibraltar, or for Gall to have mounted a ladder and manipulated the Dome of the Pantheon.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Five nights a week the working people of the Pantheon quarter danced there.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • The culminating point of this sweep of walls was the Papal gate, that is to say, near the present site of the Pantheon.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Langdon gazed left, across the Tidal Basin, toward the gracefully rounded silhouette of the Jefferson Memorial—America’s Pantheon, as many called it.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • How will the demi-gods in your Pantheon—I mean those legendary persons you call saints—intercede for you after this?
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • And she added, in a softer key, that it must be delightful to think of those who love us among the ruins of the Pantheon.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • All that ancient culture and those beautiful works of art right out in public, by Michelangelo and Christopher Wren, and those ceremonies, like trooping the color at the Horse Guards’ parade or burying a great man in the Pantheon over in Paris.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • The American tourists were still milling around the Pantheon.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • The gods and the goddesses in my book are not those of the Greek or any other Pantheon.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • The room reminded her of the Pantheon in Rome, except this place had been decorated in Hades Modern.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • But his true fighting weight, his antecedents, his amours with other members of the commercial Pantheon—all these were as uncertain to ordinary mortals as were the escapades of Zeus.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • There rose before his eyes, unsummoned, vistas of old stones and riverbanks, the pigeons of the Palais-Royal, the Gare du Nord, quiet old streets round the Pantheon, and many another scene of the city he’d never known he loved so much, and these mental pictures killed all desire for any form of action.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • And the whole Greek pantheon, with the sole exception of Zeus, was swallowed by its father, Kronos.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • There were over a dozen different gods in the Rotunda—more than the original Pantheon in Rome.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Fantine had long evaded Tholomyes in the mazes of the hill of the Pantheon, where so many adventurers twine and untwine, but in such a way as constantly to encounter him again.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He sat in the same exact pose as Zeus in the Pantheon, bare chest exposed, left hand holding a sword, right hand raised with thumb and finger extended.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Of course, the Roman Pantheon had been converted to Christianity in 609 …. but this pantheon was never converted; vestiges of its true history still remained in plain view.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Of course, the Roman Pantheon had been converted to Christianity in 609 …. but this pantheon was never converted; vestiges of its true history still remained in plain view.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • They had named her river the Tiber and erected a classical capital of pantheons and temples, all adorned with images of history’s great gods and goddesses—Apollo, Minerva, Venus, Helios, Vulcan, Jupiter.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • His talents would make him a worthy addition to the pantheon.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Once, when she was eight or nine, her father took her to the Pantheon in Paris to describe Foucault’s pendulum.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • …Oh, yes… …No taxis… …We could walk up to the Pantheon and get one… …Come on and we’ll get a drink in the pub next door and send for one… …You wouldn’t walk across the street… …Not if I could help it… We went into the next bar and I sent a waiter for a taxi.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
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