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Don’t go beyond the perimeter of the campgrounds.
  the outer edge — in various senses such as:
  • stay inside the defensive perimeter — the outer edges of the area that is defended
  • on the city’s perimeter — one of the outer edges of the city
  • What is the perimeter? — the sum of the length of the sides of a geometric shape — such as a square
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The perimeter of a circle is called circumference.
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  • Don’t go beyond the perimeter of the campgrounds.
  • What is the perimeter of the triangle?.
  • Build a fence along the perimeter of the yard.
  • Bunker Six, a pile of sandbags at the southwest corner of the perimeter.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried

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  • The perimeter of the camp was marked by intricate patterns of barbed wire barriers.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • He unearthed several shovelfuls of dirt in this manner, before it occurred to him that he was dumping his dirt within the perimeter of his hole.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • He was standing there checking the perimeter when the boy turned and buried his face against him.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • A couple had knives hanging off their belts and sat with knees bouncing, eyes restless, darting on involuntary perimeter checks.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • We skirt the perimeter of the tennis courts and go up along Senior Alley.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Movement on the perimeter surrounding them caught his attention, and he watched carefully what was happening with the large white pods.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials

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  • He mentioned the severe rainstorm the night the Gladers had been taken from the Maze, and how the group of Cranks had broken through the outer perimeter to watch them board the bus.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • The Dunnes and the Elliotts walked along the perimeter of the crowd, Rand smiling and nodding like a visiting dignitary.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • They had on gloves but no hats, and these features helped distinguish them from the guards who were actually on duty, surrounding the perimeter of the room.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • As we walked, the guards stepped hack, wordlessly forming a perimeter around the room and focusing their eyes on the two rebels as if they were prepared to fire at a second’s notice.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • Two squads will be deployed as perimeter patrols to protect this base.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • She walked the perimeter.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • I didn’t go far, just around the perimeter of the neat yard in a slow shuffle, watching the sky, clear now, a billion stars spread across it.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • The truck that patrolled the prison perimeter screeched to a halt between us.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Joe commented, lifting an eyebrow as he walked the perimeter of the hot tub.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • There is too much buffer of fine landscaping and natural vegetation, of whitewashed horse fence and antiqued stone walls, that it’s rare to see anyone outside, much less two people on the perimeter of a property, talking or socializing.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Bampa had willed the land to his grandchildren but my father, whenever he needed to, would sell or give away sections of land so that houses were gradually built up along the perimeter of the estate.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • She hurried back to the still-smoking wreck, walking around the perimeter as she searched for the safest way to get back inside.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • I open it and he shoots out into the yard and patrols as he does every morning, head up, trotting around the perimeter looking for anything suspicious.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • The section where old men used to fall asleep over the free newspapers had disappeared, replaced by a large oval table with computers dotted around the perimeter.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Festus the dragon sniffed around the perimeter of the cabins, occasionally blowing fire into the sky for no apparent reason.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Heidi was nowhere near him—she was racing around the perimeter with her usual exuberance—but Stem whistled and she came bounding up the porch steps.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • When they can’t do that, they run up and down the dirt road behind our wall, the perimeter road.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • A third of its perimeter is coastline.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • No perimeter guard and yet the scene was barely fourteen hours old.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Other teams were scattered around the perimeter and glanced at the newcomers.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • All along its perimeter, sparks rise and ash falls and administrative documents flutter: utility plans, purchase orders, tax records.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • I follow him as we skirt the perimeter of the cove, being careful to avoid the marshland; it looks deceptively like grass, especially in the dark, but you can get sucked down almost knee deep before you realize the difference.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • Then there are the smart ones who sit on the ground in the shade of the walkway that runs around the perimeter.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • The forest outside the perimeter of the schoolyard was insane with insect voices and the dark seemed darker than any place I had been before.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Every PSF officer that walked the perimeter of the electric fence carried an M16 rifle, and I was sure every camp controller that watched us from high up on the Tower had one within reach, too.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • I hurried—truly raced—outside into the dusk and walked distractedly around the perimeter of the park.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I’m going to line the perimeter with alarms and snares.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • There will be regular patrols round the perimeter of the building to ensure that civilians do not tarry overlong in conversation with the prisoners.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • He paced around the perimeter, counting his steps.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • The adults sat on cushions around the perimeter of the room, and the chatter was noisy.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Around the perimeter is a shallow border of refuse where the shops stood.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • When they reached the perimeter of Molching, Liesel threw some words across.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • In the corner of his desk a word appeared and began marching around the perimeter of the desk.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Family members line up around the perimeter, holding tightly to one another’s hands.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Emily and Maya stared at the old-school photo booth at the perimeter of Noel’s yard and the woods.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Who knows what Valentine’s got patrolling his perimeter?
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • From up here, Tally could see the perimeter wire clearly, stretching around the buildings in an almost perfect square.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • And at the perimeter of this boneyard lies one much larger skeleton: that of the moose he shot, and subsequently agonized over.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • They kept to the perimeter of the plain and continued north, following the Ramr River.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • All around the perimeter.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
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