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intimidated by the tome-filled shelves
  a (usually) large and scholarly book
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tome tomes
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  • intimidated by the tome-filled shelves
  • It is a heavy tome of over seven hundred pages,
    Jack London  --  The Strength of the Strong
  • I thought it was an excellent sign that it was one of those old leather-bound tomes.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • Pater Aquillus is a jurist, and his library is filled with everything from obscure law books to ancient Scholar tomes on mathematics.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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  • I looked at the two sets of double doors leading out of the room, one labeled TOMES the other STACKS.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • A few days later, Celaena turned the crisp yellow pages of a heavy tome, squirming in her seat.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Although I never dared stay long, I was able to steal half hours reading Mum Olga’s dusty tomes.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • One day as the guys pored over the musty tomes, which they came to consider their personal property during the reading period, Jasper stumbled on the section dealing with snakes.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The Bulldog’s chief delight at the Beje, after talking with Father, were the tomes of Jewish theology now housed in Tante Jans’s big mahogany case.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • As a matter of fact, I recall that I had been hired in the first place largely on the basis of a trial blurb I had written for an already published McGraw-Hill tome, The Story of the Chrysler Building.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • Jace scooped up a stack of heavy-looking tomes from a nearby table.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • We’d be done six months later, and the world would be graced with our mighty tome.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • Bookshelves stacked with leather-bound tomes covered the walls.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • And he says to me, I swear it, it’s true, he actually says tome This endless conversation, the tone plaintive but oddly cheerful, flew around and around in a circle.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • It looked damn like it tome.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • The body and the person locked inside it belong tome.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Reuven, you and your father were a blessing tome.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • I snuffed it off, and, very ill at ease under the influence of cold and lingering nausea, sat up and spread open the injured tome on my knee.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Duh, the book! I held out my hand and summoned the little blue tome we’d stolen from Paris: The Book of Overcoming Set.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Butler took the tiny tome reverentially.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • For a long tome, he looked into Govinda’s face.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • Here, on the cushion, lay a folio tome, probably of the Chronicles of England, or other such substantial literature; even as, in our own days, we scatter gilded volumes on the centre table, to be turned over by the casual guest.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Consider the whole machinery of the civil law made necessary by these processes; the libraries of ponderous tomes, the courts and juries to interpret them, the lawyers studying to circumvent them, the pettifogging and chicanery, the hatreds and lies!
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • The painting’s well-documented collage of double entendres and playful allusions had been revealed in most art history tomes, and yet, incredibly, the public at large still considered her smile a great mystery.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • ’And just look at these books!’ said Hermione excitedly, running a finger along the spines of the large leather-bound tomes.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Can you imagine what this feels like tome ? I don’t evenlike Bella Swan.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Her brother ran a finger down the long shelf of cracked leather bindings and old dusty tomes.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • In many dark old tomes she met with chapters full of romance and poetry.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • Denis Breen in skimpy frockcoat and blue canvas shoes shuffled out of Harrison’s hugging two heavy tomes to his ribs.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I look at the guys next tome, and they strike me as too young and inexperienced to act.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Lifting their hems off the floor, she and Farica wended their way in single file toward the back of the room, past hourglasses and scales, arcane tomes bound with black iron, dwarven astrolabes, and piles of phosphorescent crystal prisms that produced fitful blue flashes.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The news finally spread abroad that he had returned with tomes of masses and motets by Palestrina, Morales and Vittoria, as well as thirty-five plays by Tirso de Molina and Ruiz de Alarcon and Moreto.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • A man tome is a man, wherever I find him.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • Later that night, while she’s loading the dishwasher in her kitchen and her husband is upstairs in the third-floor study with his econometric tomes, she turns Cedric’s two papers over in her head.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Eragon thought of Tenga alone, in the ruined elf outpost of Edur Ithindra, hunched over his precious hoard of tomes, searching, always searching, for his elusive "answer."
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • From now on, this shall be our sacred tome.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • Instead of poring over tomes about contract law, I was now absorbed by novels.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Lotus handed it tome, wished me good fortune, and swayed down the alley and around the corner.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • He had an extensive library, divided between medical tomes and Islamic propaganda.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Then it occurred tome.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • You look like a perfectly respectable girl tome.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Nilda wasted hours of their study time caught between the leaves of tome-sized photo albums, showing Papi each stage of Milagros’s development as if the girl were an exotic bug.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • Rabbi Bloom began to scour his bookshelves, finally lighting on one dusty tome, which he skimmed through until he found a certain page.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Jessica looked down at her books, especially the heavy trig tome.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • The tome slammed against the wall and dropped with a loud thud to the floor.
    Heather Brewer  --  Tenth Grade Bleeds
  • It was a ponderous tome by Grand Maester Malleon on the lineages of the great houses.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • One could almost trace his studies by the rings left on faded tomes and forbidden grimoires.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • The man’s face seemed tome to be refined and even pleasant.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • And then it gradually became clear even tome that he did not intend to have it consecrated at all.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • With this sacred tome, the ancient Egyptians mummified their dead and prepared them for the afterlife.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
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