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It has only three major components.
  a part of something
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  • It has only three major components.
  • My computer isn’t working properly. I just hope one of the expensive components isn’t bad.
  • Jealousy is a component of her character.
  • We squandered our first nickels on the House of Horrors, which scared us not at all; we entered the black seventh-grade room and were led around by the temporary ghoul in residence and were made to touch several objects alleged to be component parts of a human being.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird

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  • For years radios had been operated by means of pressing buttons and turning dials; then as the technology became more sophisticated the controls were made touch-sensitive— you merely had to brush the panels with your fingers; now all you had to do was wave your hand in the general direction of the components and hope.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • It is as though the dark were resolving him out of his integrity, into an unrelated scattering of components—snuffings and stampings; smells of cooling flesh and ammoniac hair; an illusion of a co-ordinated whole of splotched hide and strong bones within which, detached and secret and familiar, an is different from my is.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • Hey; bring out a bottle of that pure grain while you’re back there: it’s getting so I can’t install the simplest frigging component but what I need a bracer.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Trying to diminish the size of your tongue, you focus your attention on its components: tip, smooth,-back, bumpy,-sides, scratchy, as noted earlier (vitamin deficiency), roots—trouble.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • And if you taught me anything, its that what we hold in our hearts is truly the fiercest component of our humanity.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • A motorcycle may be divided for purposes of classical rational analysis by means of its component assemblies and by means of its functions.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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  • Jonathan nods in acceptance, distracted by the task of setting up his stereo components.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • The critical components are designed to survive a vacuum.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • However, we were surprised to discover that the behavioral modification component of our city’s experiment was quite effective—up until recently, it actually helped quite a bit with the behavioral problems that made the genetic manipulation so problematic to begin with.
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • Everything is in terms of pieces and parts and components and relationships.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • But for them, this transition has been a little bit easier than it will be for you—Indianapolis didn’t have the behavioral components of your city.
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • It’s actually two separate components.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • It’s the single most important component.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • If divided by means of its component assemblies, its most basic division is into a power assembly and a running assembly.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • It’s the only component that causes a complete mission scrub if it’s not working.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • The fuel-air system components, which are part of the engine, consist of a gas tank and filter, an air cleaner, a carburetor, valves and exhaust pipes.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • That’s a motorcycle divided according to its components.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • All Hab components functional.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • It’s the most delicate component, and when it dies, there’s no way to recover.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • Almost any one of the components mentioned can be expanded on indefinitely.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • This description would cover the "what" of the motorcycle in terms of components, and the "how" of the engine in terms of functions.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • I was talking about these concepts yesterday when I said that a motorcycle can be divided according to its components and according to its functions.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • The box "motorcycle" contains the boxes "components" and "functions."
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • The box "components" contains the boxes "power assembly" and "running assembly," and so on.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • The theoretic and esthetic split is between components of a single world.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • To know what the components are for, a division according to functions is necessary: A motorcycle may be divided into normal running functions and special, operator-controlled functions.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • The reason why it was published in the form of a micro sub meson electronic component is that if it were printed in normal book form, an interstellar hitchhiker would require several inconveniently large buildings to carry it around in.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Exercise seems to be a principal component of the Unwind’s day.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • "The device inside the child’s body is calibrated to detect minute fluctuations in carbon dioxide, the chief component of human breath.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • That’s the wellness component.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • In Danbury the FCI made radio components for the army.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Victim services and outreach became critical components of the prosecutorial function.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • There appear to be no fixed rules about this, and such a band can break up into its component parts again at any time.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Name the component structures that comprise the hand.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Through my excitement I feel as though I’m overlooking something, that I’ve forgotten a key component.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • The others agreed, and so, starting with the first entry, Sticky read: No one seems to realize how much we are driven by FEAR, the essential component of human personality.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Physical stamina is a component in leadership, even in the modern world, where it isn’t necessary to be able to harness an ox.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • But the surprise was, on Thanksgiving morning—and Denny most often avoided Thanksgiving, with its larger-than-ever component of orphans—he phoned to say he and Susan were boarding a train to Baltimore and could somebody come meet him.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Other components of the chatter lead us to believe that the target is at least in the vicinity of Drake.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Cristian clearly qualified, but Lorenzo and Oscar had also been able to speak intelligently about their robot’s mechanical and electronic components.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • More clutter on the third floor: boxes of jars, metal disks, and rusty jigsaws; buckets of what might be electrical components; engineering manuals in piles around a toilet.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • It is true that I possessed in my brain a most valuable component of a work of fiction: a place.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Isn’t this just a larger snare with a more scientific component?
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • He, too, knew about the captured B-24D, so he spoke freely about the plane’s components.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • To find component forces equal to the composite or resultant force, the sum of the components must equal the resultant.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I remembered the components of landing.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
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