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Russia’s peripheral provinces
  related to an outer boundary; or related to the key issue but not of central importance

or of computers:  equipment connected by cable to the main computer — such as a printer
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peripheral peripherals peripherally
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  • Russia’s peripheral provinces
  • peripheral issues
  • disk drives and printers are important peripherals
  • energy is far from a peripheral issue in the economy

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  • I see him frown out of my peripheral vision as I exit.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • "He can do it, too," Thomas answered, not taking his eyes off the new kid, seeing the others only in his peripheral vision.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • The lookiloo appears again in my peripheral.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • His peripheral vision showed more trees coming his way, the Berg dipping lower now so that there’d be no chance of his making it through.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • In his peripheral vision, Colin could see her smiling at him.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • On the theory (my own, and not my employers) that my time should be spent observing living wolves, I had deliberately neglected the innumerable peripheral studies which had been ordained for me by Ottawa.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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  • I concentrate with everything I have, and yet in my peripheral vision I can see that Henri is smiling proudly, and that Sam is, too.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • With this closer, peripheral examination, I suddenly wondered if the girl was a Native American.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • I saw him in my peripheral vision as I cleared the truck.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • The problem is with his peripheral vision.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • He lowered his chin, turned his head forty-five degrees to the left, and deployed his peripheral vision.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • I try to keep my eyes locked on the evaluators, but there it is in my peripheral vision, grinning at me: that damn table.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • I take in everything I can with my peripheral vision.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Earlier there was a bizarre, peripheral tragedy affecting Sophie which should be recounted here if only because of the way in which it elaborates all the foregoing.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I am peripheral.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • The ball sailed toward the second baseman, spinning white somewhere in my peripheral vision.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • "It’s called —" he screwed up his face in an effort to get the words out—"peripheral neuropathy" (pronounced, by him, as "peripheral neuropathy").
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • I keep Tobias in my peripheral vision, not wanting to stray too far from him.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • In his peripheral vision, he could see the Bird looking furiously at his clenched fists.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Out of my peripheral vision, I see Four shove the door open and walk out.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • It only peripherally hit him then that without thinking he’d recognized the direction and the time.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Ender couldn’t see it coming, except a slight shift of Peter’s weight; the mask cut out his peripheral vision.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Helen, once a peripheral figure in these discussions, became the epicenter, instigator, and protagonist.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • The loss of peripheral vision was unnerving, and she did not like the suffocating way the pleated cloth kept pressing against her mouth.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • When you turn off the security, you turn off all the peripheral fences as well.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • In my peripheral vision, I saw his hand come up, and I cringed into the wall.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Stars explode in my peripheral vision.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Thibault was dazed; his peripheral vision had gone black, and everything else was blurry.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • But again, we didn’t know about the peripheral deaths through radiation poisoning.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • Edward’s face was the most important thing, but my peripheral vision catalogued everything else, just in case.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Our peripheral existence, however, was something we had learned to deal with—probably because it was abstract.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • And then a small motion in my peripheral vision made me jump.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Genevieve smashed the glass with her scepter and turned to face Redd, unable to believe it when, in her peripheral vision, she saw The Cat, on the floor with a gaping hole in his chest, open his eyes.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • One brief message of somewhat peripheral interest was sent at 10:00 p.m. The PGP encryption programme (rattle, rattle) was a joke for anyone who was already inside his computer and could read the message in plain text: Berger has stopped arguing about the ads.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Sophie pushed through the door, taking two big strides until she was right in front of me, and the room seemed to shrink-Will, Emily, everyone else disappearing from my peripheral vision-until it was just her narrowed eyes, her finger still jabbing, so much anger and fury.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • I could see him in my peripheral vision; he was gnawing on the cuff of his shirt, looking irritated.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • I’d lost my peripheral vision, my ears were ringing, my pulse was pounding.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Lopsang jangbu, Fischer’s sirdar, showed up bearing a back-wrenching eightypound load, some thirty pounds of which consisted of a satellite telephone and its peripheral hardware: Sandy Pittman was intending to file Internet dispatches from 26,000 feet.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Our temperature scans indicate that he is about ninety-five degrees, which is a little on the cool side, but probably attributable to peripheral vasoconstriction in the night desert air.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • It wasn’t the dabble of the foot in the water, or even the steady deep pull of the undertow or the peripheral drag of the whirlpool.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • Stand at the edges of windows with my back to the wall, swivel my head to look peripherally into rooms.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • So I lifted my head, and looked at Kristy, seeing Bert watching me, Wes and Monica’s faces in my peripheral vision.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • Even new tires can’t help my peripheral vision.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • Cecilia’s left hand was cupped above her cheek, presumably to exclude him from her peripheral vision.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • The poles clipped by, blurring in the riders’ peripheral vision.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • With them, Yarbog could butt and gore Roran with impunity, and they would also protect the sides of Yarbog’s head from any blows Roran could deliver with his bare hands, although they limited the Urgal’s peripheral vision.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
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