My body dangles, tethered by a rope hooked to my belt.
Sabaa Tahir -- An Ember in the Ashes
Most of the others sat slumped and sleeping in wheelchairs lined up in front of a huge television screen, all tethered to oxygen tanks like withered balloons.
Laurie Halse Anderson -- The Impossible Knife of Memory
Maybe all that anger was the last string tethering him to sanity as he waited.
James Dashner -- The Death Cure
I peeked over the side to see if she was in our rowboat, where I had found her one day, tethered to the dock, rocking in the water, her face to the sun, eyes closed, and as I’d peered down into the dazzling reflections of the river, at her beautiful, still face, she’d suddenly opened her blue eyes and said nothing to me, and I’d said nothing back and gone into the house alone.
Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
" Luke’s body went suddenly limp as he toppled off the bull, his hand still tethered to the wrap.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Longest Ride
Dad the tether that kept Sams—and me—from hurtling into the nullity of deep space, a nullity himself now.
Rick Yancey -- The Infinite Sea
She paddled closer, and saw that the shape was actually two vessels, an ancient fishing boat tethered to a small barge.
Dave Eggers -- The Circle
The sky was speckled with puffy silver blimps tethered to the ground by long webs of cable.
Ransom Riggs -- Hollow City
When he reached the area where Kooa was tethered he was moving so fast he overshot.
Farley Mowat -- Never Cry Wolf
I made it nearly a quarter mile before the darkness and my dazzled vision betrayed me and I ran headlong into a horse tether, crumpling to the ground in a painful heap.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
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I knew I should run and dive in but another feeling was holding me back, like tethered weights on my legs, this pulling-down horror of what I might see.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
He’s raging like a mad dog at the end of his tether.
Susan Ee -- Angelfall
She couldn’t sever their tie any more than she could cut the wire tethering him to the ship.
Kass Morgan -- The 100
Celaena’s warning cry was carried away by the wind as Grave set about sawing Nox’s rope from its tether on the gargoyle.
Sarah J. Maas -- Throne of Glass
Maybe the music was a tether.
Jerry Spinelli -- Stargirl
I returned to the end of my invisible tether and battled my despair.
Gail Carson Levine -- Ella Enchanted
I knew that if I kept going that way, I’d touch or fall over the length of life-line rope that tethered the raft.
Theodore Taylor -- The Cay
It bounced and rocked and pulled against its tether, but Doon’s knot held.
Jeanne DuPrau -- The City of Ember
So we decided to extend our tether to thirty-three meters.
Joshua Davis -- Spare Parts
Even when we’re not talking, it’s like there’s an invisible cord tethering us together, matching our rhythms, our arms and our legs, as though we’re both responding to the same drumbeat.
Lauren Oliver -- Delirium
And almost as soon as it had been put up the monument had been destroyed, leaving only bits of bronze and the mocking words, gibberish to the people who now used the open space in front as a market and bivouac, with their goats and crated hens and tethered monkeys (food, like the goats and hens), for the two days or so before the steamer sailed.
V.S. Naipaul -- A Bend in the River
For if I had only humored Nathan, jollied him along, I just might have watched him expend all of his rage—no matter how unreasonable and intimidating it was—and out of pure exhaustion fall into a state where I might have found him manageable, his fury smothered or at least on a tether.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
These houses used to be semihovels; Josef’s old territory, where beer-saturated fat men sat on the front porches, sweating in the August heat, while their children screamed and their dogs lay panting with frayed ropes tethering them to the fence, and paint peeled from their woodwork and the dispirited cat pee marigolds wilted along their cracked walkways.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
He decided there was something more beautiful than an off-course projectile: the Athena Parthenos gleaming in the sunrise, flying in from the coast, suspended from the tethers of six winged horses.
Rick Riordan -- The Blood of Olympus
Another, a clean-looking young bay mare, was tethered to the paddock fence, with a light blanket thrown across her back.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
It can never have understood why it was forced to live in such misery: bewildered by noise (as I imagine), distressed by smoke, barking dogs, cooking smells, teased by drunkards and children, tethered to fly on the shortest of chains.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
When the ruckus died down, they discovered Snow’s body, still tethered to the post.
Suzanne Collins -- Mockingjay
I think I was reaching the end of my tether.
Marcus Luttrell -- Lone Survivor
On a separate raft, tethered to the first, lay another crewman, a gash zigzagging across his forehead.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken
Mom took me off the BiPAP, I tethered myself to a portable tank, and stumbled into my bathroom to brush my teeth.
John Green -- The Fault in Our Stars
Laila watched a trio of men far below, talking near a cow tethered to a fence.
Khaled Hosseini -- A Thousand Splendid Suns
Lifeboat and raft were now tethered.
Yann Martel -- Life of Pi
Were we going to steal the clapper of the school bell, or would we tether a cow in chapel?
John Knowles -- A Separate Peace
The tethers were rushing and whipping around her, like a canvas tent come loose from its stakes.
Alice Sebold -- The Lovely Bones
A few hot-air balloons pulled at their tethers against the darkening pink sky, their passengers shooting safety fireworks at other balloons and passing parasailers.
Scott Westerfeld -- Uglies
They were very fat goats, but the fattest of all was tethered to a peg near the wall of the compound and was as big as a small cow.
Chinua Achebe -- Things Fall Apart
The tents were being blown from their ties to the earth, and the animals were being freed from their tethers.
Paulo Coelho -- The Alchemist
When Snowfire and Cadoc were safely tethered, he opened the door with an iron key and let them inside.
Christopher Paolini -- Eragon
The cage bars slid down, and the goat remained tethered in the center of the field, bleating plaintively.
Michael Crichton -- Jurassic Park
I light a fire, for we have brought supply of wood with us, and she prepare food while I undo the horses and set them, tethered in shelter, to feed.
Bram Stoker -- Dracula
Jeb rolled his eyes at the way they’d tethered themselves to me to avoid expulsion, and then turned his back on us.
Stephenie Meyer -- The Host
Halfway up the field stood an extravagant confection of striped silk like a miniature palace, with several live peacocks tethered at the entrance.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
An emaciated bay horse is tethered to a stake beside him, out of its head with terror.
Sara Gruen -- Water for Elephants
He was finished, at the end of his tether.
Elie Wiesel -- Night
I thought this would tether the pig, but I’d underestimated the momentum of a thirty-ton sow in flight.
Rick Riordan -- The Last Olympian
We ended up with mummified bodies and eternal souls tethered to them, and no one followed up!
Rick Riordan -- The Throne of Fire
Everyone drew back slightly as Hagrid reached them and tethered the creatures to the fence.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Even fairies tethered to the human realm can survive the ages.
Eoin Colfer -- Artemis Fowl
Or just a house—-solitary under a chinaberry tree; maybe a mule tethered and the light hitting its hide just so.
Toni Morrison -- Beloved
They rode through the village of Rykonty, past tethered French hussar horses, past sentinels and men who saluted their colonel and stared with curiosity at a Russian uniform, and came out at the other end of the village.