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It was also desperately in need of renovation.
Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  to improve something that had deteriorated — especially a building
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renovation renovated renovate renovating renovator renovates
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  • It was also desperately in need of renovation.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • San Vincenzo, most of it built or renovated in the last few years—restaurants to serve Circlers, hotels to serve visitors to the Circle, shops hoping to entice Circlers and their visitors, schools to serve children of the Circle.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Constructed in the 1920s, the building was renovated into a cavernous courthouse in the 1940s, complete with marble floors and an impressive domed ceiling.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Chicago had recently renovated its fire alarm system, making it one of the best in the nation.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire

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  • The storefront mission had been renovated and expanded with the money from the inheritance.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • The town council had decided that it would cost too much to renovate it, a little chapel in an overgrown graveyard that had already become unfashionable, so they had padlocked it, and waited for it to fall down.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • The Pentagon had started a long renovation of the then nearly sixty-year-old building back in the late 1990s.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Here, people whisper, the Germans have renovated two kilometers of subterranean corridors under the medieval walls; they have built new defenses, new conduits, new escape routes, underground complexes of bewildering intricacy.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • But now her distress was compounded by the way it upset the fragile balance of her newly renovated psyche, by the manner in which this looting of her soul (for she felt it to be that as much as her body) not only pushed her back toward the cauchemar, the nightmare from which she was ever so delicately and slowly trying to retreat, but actually symbolized, in its wanton viciousness, the very nature of that nightmare world.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Every building I pass down here among the warehouses seems to cry Renovate me!
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye

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  • The flier read: DELPHIC AMUSEMENT PARK’S
    Vee read the flier over my shoulder.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Sloane—the delapidateur as Welty called him—had vanished into thin air by that time—shop cleared out overnight, ’renovation,’ never opened again of course.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Hived on Potrero Hill, in a renovated blue Michaelian town house with a view of the bay.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • He had renovated that old brownstone from a shell.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • Anis,one of Kabul’s newspapers, had run a story the month before on the renovation of the orphanage.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • But I would imagine Valentine, Blackwell, and the others had the place renovated to be a bit more to their taste.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • When the house is renovated and refurnished, all that he will need will be a wife to make it complete.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • All the year round they had been serving as cogs in the great packing machine; and now was the time for the renovating of it, and the replacing of damaged parts.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • This was believed to be a crypt but was revealed as nothing of the sort during the 1950 renovation.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • I’m renovating new headquarters right now down by the river.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • In regard to the migration of the peoples it does not enter anyone’s head today to suppose that the renovation of the European world depended on Attila’s caprice.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • She has the top floor of her family’s mansion, which is a renovated brownstone in Brooklyn.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Langdon realized that a church closed for renovation meant total privacy for a killer.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • And she loves any excuse to renovate.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Alexander Vanger, son of Greger, born in 1946, lived in a renovated wooden house.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • [2] Pistoia first strips itself of the Black, then Florence renovates her people and her customs.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • The downtown Philly town house was being renovated as a gift from their parents to Melissa.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • The centrepiece of the Fowl estate was a renovated late-medieval/earlymodern castle, built by Lord Hugh Fowl in the fifteenth century.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Some years ago, before Ronnie had stopped talking to him, he and Kim had gone to see a marriage counselor whose office was located near Gramercy Park, in a renovated-building.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • It stood vacant until the end of World War II, when it was purchased and completely renovated by Horace Derwent, millionaire inventor, pilot, film producer, and entrepreneur.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • They were delighted with the renovation and decorations of their rooms; with the new drapery, and fresh carpets, and rich tinted china vases: they expressed their gratification ungrudgingly.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • We have already reached a very high latitude; but it is the height of summer, and although not so warm as in England, the southern gales, which blow us speedily towards those shores which I so ardently desire to attain, breathe a degree of renovating warmth which I had not expected.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • I rushed on with renovated hopes.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Luke’s pack, it seemed, felt insulted that they hadn’t been invited to the ceremony—even though the guest list was tiny—and were insisting on holding their own celebration in a renovated factory in Queens.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • It had a renovated facade, a recent layer of white stucco topped with connected rows of metal fire-escape ladders.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • On issuing from their place of confinement, the whole party instantly experienced a grateful renovation of spirits, by exchanging the pent air of the hiding-place for the cool and invigorating atmosphere which played around the whirlpools and pitches of the cataract.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • It’s a three-story brick horseshoe on the quieter Pembroke side of campus that was renovated over the summer and now boasts fresh carpeting and new paint.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • And all other reform and renovation, I suppose, will prove to be no better than moonshine!
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • I’ll be back in a couple of days, hopefully with a good progress report of the renovation.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • Yet it must be admitted that this family formed a very good stock whereon to regraft a name which sadly wanted such renovation.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • I’ve some hundreds of quarters of it on hand; and if your renovating process will make it wholesome, why, you can see what a quag ’twould get me out of.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • But it was her mother, Tweedy Browner, who showed up in the arrivals area, a small dusty third-world place in a state of halted renovation.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • True, it was more renovation than construction, but the blacks were free, or so it was said, to occupy it.
    Toni Morrison  --  Sula
  • "You know the place is doing you good," he said, "and really, dear, I don’t care to renovate the house just for a three months’ rental."
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman  --  The Yellow Wallpaper
  • The renovation of the house was determined upon when Sir Pitt came to town in November to see his lawyers, and when he passed nearly a week in Curzon Street, under the roof of his affectionate brother and sister.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • It was, in one sense, encouraging to think that in a place of crumbling stones there must be plenty for one of his trade to do in the business of renovation.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • It was one of his axioms that similar meditations or the automatic relation to himself of a narrative concerning himself or tranquil recollection of the past when practised habitually before retiring for the night alleviated fatigue and produced as a result sound repose and renovated vitality.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The family home, in the very center of the historic district, was the old mint, denatured by a Florentine architect who came through here like an ill wind blowing renovation and converted many seventeenth-century relics into Venetian basilicas.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Add to it the renovation that had been done on our house so we could all live together like one happy family, the debt Don was forgiving on my brother’s truck, and just the day-to-day maintenance of living with my mother, and he was making quite an investment.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • It’s not the sort of job he’d envisioned for himself as a student; designing and renovating private residences was what he’d wanted to do.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
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