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We must not let them proliferate nuclear arms.
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  • We must not let them proliferate nuclear arms.
  • Iran was found in direct violation of the non-proliferation treaty.
  • Thai restaurants have proliferated in this area.
  • When cell phones proliferated, you could call your buddies who might have gotten out to the beach before you.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • Confederate monuments, memorials, and imagery proliferated throughout the South during the Civil Rights Era.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • There is something exemplary to the sensation of near-perfect lightness, of being in a place and not being there, which seems of course a chronic condition of my life but then, too, its everyday unction, the trouble finding a remedy but not quite a cure, so that the problem naturally proliferates until it has become you through and through.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Other signs of the apocalypse proliferate.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Now, with the times changing so rapidly, these courses have proliferated over the entire state.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • But a bokanovskified egg will bud, will proliferate, will divide.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • It was curious how that beetle-like type proliferated in the Ministries: little dumpy men, growing stout very early in life, with short legs, swift scuttling movements, and fat inscrutable faces with very small eyes.
    George Orwell  --  1984

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  • Nuclear had proliferated before it was safe, and there were accidents.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Though they were extraordinarily skilled and dangerous, their powers were extremely limited because of the proliferation of iron in the modern world, which served to dull their magical energies.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • Nor did it make sense for him to put out an offering of food to keep sprites from turning the milk sour when he knew that sour milk was actually caused by a proliferation of tiny organisms in the liquid.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Even before the calamitous outcome of the 1996 premonsoon climbing season, the proliferation of commercial expeditions over the past decade was a touchy issue.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Along the ground suddenly, on both sides of the path, he saw dozens of new mushrooms the rain had spawned poking their nodular fingers up through the clammy earth like lifeless stalks of flesh, sprouting in such necrotic profusion everywhere he looked that they seemed to be proliferating right before his eyes.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Continuity lapses had begun to proliferate with the stealth of rats breeding in cellar corners: for a space of thirty pages, the Baron had become the Viscount from Misery’s Quest.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Even when Greek culture receded in the Western Empire, Homer’s matter proliferated in Latin translations, digests, and reworkings, which nurtured an ideal of heroism for medieval epics and Troy romances.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Moments of valor proliferated.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • But after thinking it over, I realized that these so–called clouds were caused simply by the changing densities of the long ground swells, and I even spotted the foaming "white caps" that their breaking crests were proliferating over the surface of the water.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Small errors grow heads, fictions proliferate.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • "Sheriff Moving On Gangs" Committees, task forces, community centers, born-again storefront churches and behavior guidance counselors proliferated in response.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • In a few years, without effort, simply by luck, he had accumulated one of the largest fortunes in the swamp thanks to the supernatural proliferation of his animals.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • The ocean looked like ashes, the old palaces of the marquises were about to succumb to a proliferation of beggars, and it was impossible to discern the ardent scent of jasmine behind the vapors of death from the open sewers.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • He creates, in this way, diverse futures, diverse times which themselves also proliferate and fork.
    Jorge Luis Borges  --  The Garden of Forking Paths
  • Within minutes he was in the pulsing center of the city, driving along the crowded Canebiere, with its proliferation of expensive shops, the rays of the afternoon sun bouncing off expanses of tinted glass on either side, and on either side enormous sidewalk cafes.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Stories in the Worldweb proliferated: the Ousters would never be a threat to Earthlike worlds because of their three centuries of adaptation to weight-lessness; the Ousters had evolved into something more-or less-than human; the Ousters did not have farcaster technology, would never have it, and thus never would.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Areté is dead and science, logic and the University as we know it today have been given their founding charter: to find and invent an endless proliferation of forms about the substantive elements of the world and call these forms knowledge, and transmit these forms to future generations.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • That table just went on proliferating.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Even his papers had begun to proliferate.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • Ebola proliferated in their bodies.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • It was the proliferation of gun control laws, they said.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • To control the proliferation of paper, Hema insisted he draw in exercise books, which he did, filling page after page.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • As it grew larger, the spark proliferated, dividing into a cluster of dozens, then hundreds, then thousands of tiny points of light.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • During the 1980s and 1990s, children’s clubs proliferated, as corporations used them to solicit the names, addresses, zip codes, and personal comments of young customers.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • American diplomats began holding discussions with their foreign ministry counterparts, who then had to add trafficking to the list of major concerns such as proliferation and terrorism.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The rear garden was a tangled jungle in which every type of plant and flower had proliferated and where Clara’s birds kept up a steady din, along with many generations of cats and dogs.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • [37] The result of this isolation, on the one hand, was that proliferation of the colonial speech which I have briefly reviewed, and on the other hand, the preservation of many words and phrases that gradually became obsolete in England.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Food terms such as taco, enchilada, chili, burrito, ceviche, empanada, guacamole, jalapeno, and tamale are common in the American vocabulary from the proliferation of Tex-Mex and Mexican restaurants, and supermarkets as far away as New England offer large sections with Mexican ingredients.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • He still wished the Wooded Island had been left alone, and he decried the unplanned proliferation of concession buildings that "intercepted vistas and disturbed spaces intended to serve for the relief of the eye from the too nearly constant demands upon attention of the Exposition Buildings."
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • …relations where we can finally put the burden of history behind us. second, a habit of close consultation on European issues, marked by a step-change in contacts at every level, particularly in key areas such as agriculture, justice and home affairs, employment and foreign and security policy. third, working together on international issues more widely, for example UN peacekeeping, to which both our countries have been important contributors, arms proliferation and the Middle East.
    Tony Blair  --  First Address to Irish Parliament From a British PM
  • For the abstract he eventually published documenting the initial growth of the HeLa cell line, see G. O. Gey, W. D. Coffman, and M. T. Kubicek, "Tissue Culture Studies of the Proliferative Capacity of Cervical Carcinoma and Normal Epithelium," Cancer Research 12 (1952): 264–65.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Solar had proliferated before it was efficient, and people lost money.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The recent proliferation on the slopes of Everest of latter -day Wilsons and Dennians-marginally qualified dreamers like some of my cohorts-is a phenomenon that has provoked strong criticism.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • As clarity among elected officials proliferated, there were rumblings inside and outside the Circle: What about the Circle itself?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • At first Aureliano Segundo did not notice the alarming proportions of the proliferation.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • The main development, and one that Bailey himself zinged about every few hours, was the rapid proliferation of other elected leaders, in the U.S. and globally, who had chosen to go clear.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • During lunch, commenting with General Moncada about that disconcerting proliferation, she expressed the desire for Colonel Aureliano Buendia to come back someday and gather all of his sons together in the house.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • All he had to do was to take Petra Cores to his breeding grounds and have her ride across his land in order to have every animal marked with his brand succumb to the irremediable plague of proliferation.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Real-estate agents still get a higher price for their own homes than comparable homes owned by their clients, but since the proliferation of real-estate websites, the gap between the two prices has shrunk by a third.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Even boys’ names—which have always been scarcer than girls’—have been proliferating wildly.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
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