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It was spalike by comparison and had been recently refurbished in shades of beige.
Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
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refurbished refurbishment refurbishing refurbish refurbishes refurbisher
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  • It was spalike by comparison and had been recently refurbished in shades of beige.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • She was casually surveying the house, which at that point appeared, at least on view from the street, to have been totally refurbished.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • The restaurant had been refurbished, the food now under the auspices of a television chef whose face appeared on posters around the racecourse.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • And they could always do some refurbishing after he’d moved in.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread

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  • They were the special favorites of Frau Hoss, who together with her three daughters was the beneficiary of their talents; all day long they stitched and hemmed and refurbished much of the fancier clothing taken from Jews who had gone to the gas chambers.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • While they discuss the pros and cons of buying refurbished engine parts off of eBay, I sit hack and relax.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • The building and property were refurbished in 1994, complete with a spiffy playing field in the back, by a group of Clarkston boosters who wanted a community center for the town.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • During the winter of 1970-71, after we had refurbished the Overlook but before our first season, I hired this… this unfortunate named Delbert Grady.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Helped her endure the chastising ghost; refurbished the baby faces of Howard and Buglar and kept them whole in the world because in her dreams she saw only their parts in trees; and kept her husband shadowy but there—somewhere.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • Here, after gradually failing in loftier hopes, he had "read" with divers who had lacked opportunities or neglected them, and had refurbished divers others for special occasions, and had turned his acquirements to the account of literary compilation and correction, and on such means, added to some very moderate private resources, still maintained the house I saw.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations

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  • The Captain made both me and Call sit down in his clean, refurbished living room.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • I hang out in my refurbished closet.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • Bales of arrows lined the pavilion, and among them sat a score or more fletchers, busy refurbishing arrows whose feathers had been damaged during the Battle of the Burning Plains.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • By the summer of 1995, Bishop Long has built a small empire, stretching from the newly refurbished cathedral to his loyal, protective staff, his daily radio show, his TV choir on local cable, and a growing operation that produces pamphlets, tapes, and related religious product lines.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Look at a boy like Ned Silverton—he’s really too good to be used to refurbish anybody’s social shabbiness.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • After sprucing it up a little, Mr. Clem advertised a drawing in the paper "for a name more befitting this fine, refurbished, modern establishment."
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • I thought of the chairs we sat on—discarded, I imagined, during the refurbishing of an office in Minneapolis or Miami—and about their long journey here.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Like Balaam and other unwilling prophets, the agents seem moved by an inner compulsion to say and do their allotted parts whether they will or no. This unweeting manner of performance is the true ring by which, in this refurbishing age, a fossilized survival may be known from a spurious reproduction.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • This would be a time to find a sheltered place beside a stream to rest and refurbish.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • It was refurbished but obviously done well, and he set it aside before skimming the work order.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • They were refurbishing last season’s nests and furiously scolding neighbours who were doing exactly the same thing.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • But in her honor, we have resurrected the East Wing, and your generous donations shall make it possible to see to its refurbishment.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • We bought the two-bedroom, one-bath bungalow a few months after we returned from our honeymoon and immediately set about refurbishing it.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • Before his death, Pa sent the gun to Browning for refurbishing and repair but received a letter back from the company saying it was "extremely abused."
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • Large signs on all the dusty doors read: ’Closed for Refurbishment’.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • It’s a refurbished ambulance," Bert grumbled.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • A few weeks ago I noticed that the gold-leaf lettering I ordered when the town required all the village shops to put up the same rustic style of sign is now quite chipped and dull, and needs refurbishing.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • When I lingered over this personal shrine, the corporal assumed I was admiring his artistry and even offered to refurbish mine if I so desired.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • "I’m afraid the Weighing Room, our relaxed dining area, is being refurbished right now, but there are stalls along the stands where you can get something to eat."
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • It was a keen satisfaction to feel that, for a few months at least, she would be independent of her friends’ bounty, that she could show herself abroad without wondering whether some penetrating eye would detect in her dress the traces of Judy Trenor’s refurbished splendour.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Over a hundred years have elapsed since Tamerlein was last used in battle, and it might need some slight refurbishing.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • It was the recent war which had brought about this transition from mere prosperity to luxury, to the refurbished brownstone on Pierrepont Street and the Bonnard and the Degas (and a Pissarro landscape I was to see soon, a view of a lost country lane in the nineteenth-century wilds outside of Paris so meltingly serene and lovely that it brought a lump to my throat).
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • When Derwent, who is rumored to have substantial Las Vegas holdings, was asked if his purchase and refurbishing of the Overlook signaled the opening gun in a battle to legalize casino-style gambling in Colorado, the aircraft, movie, munitions, and shipping magnate denied it … with a smile.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • we refurbished the guest wing
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