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Dr. Finch became a bone man, practiced in Nashville, played the stock market with shrewdness, and by the time he was forty-five he had accumulated enough money to retire and devote all his time to his first and abiding love, Victorian literature, a pursuit that in itself earned him the reputation of being Maycomb County’s most learned licensed eccentric.
Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
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  • Dr. Finch became a bone man, practiced in Nashville, played the stock market with shrewdness, and by the time he was forty-five he had accumulated enough money to retire and devote all his time to his first and abiding love, Victorian literature, a pursuit that in itself earned him the reputation of being Maycomb County’s most learned licensed eccentric.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Thomas kept coughing and rubbing chunks of accumulated grime from the corners of his eyes.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • In the 1890s, Jane’s father was only beginning to accumulate his fortune.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • I flew my first solo there, and within three months I had accumulated enough hours in the air to move to the next stage of training at Gardner Field in Taft.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride

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  • They’ve accumulated enough credibility that their followers trust their recommendations implicitly, and are deeply thankful for the surety in their shopping.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • I wasn’t sure if it was just that heavy, or if generations of accumulated moisture and dust had somehow fused it to the floor.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Most of the accumulated varnish of the five unhappy years spent on pretrial was gone.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • The people in my church always encouraged me and never asked me for anything back, but I felt a debt accumulating.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Finally the ice let go, with a thunderous explosion; then it promptly jammed, and in short order the river beside which I was living had entered into the cabin, bringing with it the accumulated refuse left by fourteen Huskies during a long winter.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • It was cozy, filled with the accumulated small possessions of several years.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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  • Mrs. Shannon rolls all of us closer so we can watch the snow accumulate on the grass and trees.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • I thought it was going to be only me and Phoebe and Mary Lou going, but by the time we left the house, we had accumulated Tommy and Dougie as well.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • I gradually accumulated a larger and larger stack of coins.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • He’d never been so crass as to directly ask her late husband how he managed to accumulate such large amounts of cash, but it didn’t take a Rhodes scholar to deduce that Barlowe must have been doing something at least marginally illegal.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • "It makes you wonder why we bother accumulating, accumulating, when we know from earliest childhood how it’s all going to end."
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • That’s how stories accumulate too.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • When I accumulate enough money I plan to get some colored glass things that you dangle from the window glass.
    Kaye Gibbons  --  Ellen Foster
  • It was really, achingly, endlessly true, and it was always during roll calls that the accumulated misery threatened to overwhelm me.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • At independence the people of our region had gone mad with anger and fear—all the accumulated anger of the colonial period, and every kind of reawakened tribal fear.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • He infected Sophie with his enthusiasm, imparting to her all sorts of useful and useless information about the South, which he accumulated in gobs and bits like lint; loving Nathan, she loved it all, including such worthless lore as the fact that more peaches are grown in Georgia than in any other state and that the highest point in Mississippi is eight hundred feet.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I’m supposed to have accumulated things by now: possessions, responsibilities, achievements, experience and wisdom.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • "I hope they got here first and reserved a table," Vee said, stretching her neck while eying the crowd accumulating around the doors.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • You’ll need to box up and remove ninety percent of all this, she said, sweeping her arm over all he had accumulated in twenty years.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • I stared back and forth from my sister to my brother, wondering about the knowledge and wisdom they’d accumulated over all that time.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • By that time, I had begun to be aware of Hobie’s financial problems; Grisha had spoken only too truly about the dire consequences if Hobie continued to accumulate inventory without selling it.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Less than two days to accumulate more money than I have stolen in my entire life.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Whatever I had accumulated over the years in street smarts, she threw off in natural wisdom.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • By 10 P.M. he has accumulated only 10 pesos, about $1.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • It was not safe to go near her until some more people had accumulated.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Did it suck out all the poisons accumulated with the years?
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • To think how languages could accumulate in a family, in a country like that.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • I scramble to my feet and brush myself off, though I haven’t accumulated any dirt that I’m aware of.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • By late summer a sufficient store of stone had accumulated, and then the building began, under the superintendence of the pigs.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • Not only are the scars from the arena gone, but those accumulated over years of hunting have vanished without a trace.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The path is straight as ever , but now it is strewn with the rocks and gravel that accumulate over a lifetime .
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • Now all the property of my old master, slaves included, was in the hands of strangers,—strangers who had had nothing to do with accumulating it.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • At the top of the stairs was a door on which the painted word "Lobby" was barely legible beneath years of accumulated dirt.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • An incident in July 2000 in Cairo, where the Dikoris were living in a cramped apartment with four different families, underscored the accumulating ill will.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • He says he means to use the fat that slowly accumulates in the tin-lid for polishing his boots, and roars with laughter for half an hour at his own joke.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • It sat there for months, leaves gathering around its tires again, snow accumulating on its hood, till she finally sold it.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • I knew that time would now pass for me differently than it would for him—that I, like everyone in that room, would go on accumulating loves and losses while he would not.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Herbert probably would have been scratching his head in a most rueful manner at the sight of his accumulating figures.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • The air was so cold that frost accumulated on his eyelashes.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • While Liesel walked the streets of Molching, picking up and delivering washing and ironing, Nazi Party members were accumulating fuel.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • While the fire catches, I sweep out the snow that has accumulated under the empty windows, using a twig broom my father made me when I was about eight and I played house here.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • The way he made his money was simple-he started as a bootlegger, accumulating wealth throughout Prohibition by running rum up from Cuba.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • The cry is taken up by a hundred voices, and the crowd accumulate at every turning.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • They kept growing like nothing anyone had seen, doubling their numbers every twenty-four hours, stacking hundreds on top of hundreds, accumulating by the millions.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • At the same moment all the sweat that had accumulated in my eyebrows splashed down on my eyelids, covering them with a warm film of moisture.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • She stood over a portable table next to our microwave, sorting through the enormous stack of mail that had accumulated during Colton’s hospital stay.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
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