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If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse gift will find a fitting place.
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  • If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse gift will find a fitting place.
    Margaret Mead
  • The laser television displays a larger gamut of colors.
  • As an actor, she can portray the gamut of emotions.
  • Accordingly, the forger was put to Death; the utterer of a bad note was put to Death; the unlawful opener of a letter was put to Death; the purloiner of forty shillings and sixpence was put to Death; the holder of a horse at Tellson’s door, who made off with it, was put to Death; the coiner of a bad shilling was put to Death; the sounders of three-fourths of the notes in the whole gamut of Crime, were put to Death.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale Of Two Cities

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  • running the gamut of green from deepest jade to palest tourmaline
    Jack London  --  Jerry of the Islands
  • The gamut of options had run out.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • ) These pat-downs were delivered by both male and female guards and ran the gamut from perfunctory to full-out inappropriate.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • No. Did she know what it was like to sluice her little sister down and then have to walk the gamut of shame past all the mothers and toddlers and swimming-pool attendants in masks with scrubbing brushes?
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • I’m running through an entire gamut of feelings right now, some I’ve never even experienced before.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • ANNE DE LARMESSIN — KITSEY’S godmother—was hosting our party at a private club which even Hobie had never set foot in, but knew all about: its history (venerable), its architects (illustrious), and its membership (stellar, running the gamut from Aaron Burr to the Whartons).
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • He’d been through the whole gamut of emotions in the short time since he’d arrived at the Glade.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • When Passepartout heard what this last voyage was going to cost, he uttered a prolonged "Oh!" which extended throughout his vocal gamut.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • After three weeks it was no longer incomprehensible to us that a braided postman should have more authority over us than had formerly our parents, our teachers, and the whole gamut of culture from Plato to Goethe.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Though Simon imagined that Jace ran the gamut of facial expressions when he was alone with Clary, his default one around other people was a fierce sort of blankness.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • Why, I am past my gamut long ago.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • With effervescent agility the chaplain ran through the whole gamut of orthodox immoralities, while Nately sat up in bed with flushed elation, astounded by the mad gang of companions of which he found himself the nucleus.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • He must be made to speak, in order that he might be spoken to—for Milady very well knew that her greatest seduction was in her voice, which so skillfully ran over the whole gamut of tones from human speech to language celestial.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • They cannot distinguish the tone of the voice or, without assistance, go up and down the gamut of tones that give significance to words; nor can they watch the expression of the speaker’s face, and a look is often the very soul of what one says.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • The gatherings run the entire gamut, from celebratory soirees characterized by radio jazz and outbursts of laughter to the desultory gatherings of dirty men who huddle some distance from the train and pass around various types of intoxicant.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • In place of leaves, most of them sprouted blades of unpredictable shape, which were confined to a narrow gamut of colors consisting only of pink, crimson, green, olive, tan, and brown.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • "Tra-lira-la," said he, whistling the notes; "nay, I know my gamut as well as another."
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Marguerite had thought that by now she had lived through the whole gamut of horror and anguish that human heart could bear; yet now, when Desgas left the house, and she remained alone in this lonely, squalid room, with that fiend for company, she felt as if all that she had suffered was nothing compared with this.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Accordingly, the forger was put to Death; the utterer of a bad note was put to Death; the unlawful opener of a letter was put to Death; the purloiner of forty shillings and sixpence was put to Death; the holder of a horse at Tellson’s door, who made off with it, was put to Death; the coiner of a bad shilling was put to Death; the sounders of three-fourths of the notes in the whole gamut of Crime, were put to Death.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Their expressions ran the gamut from dour to pleased, the children being the most animated, the grown women appearing the most suspicious, as though they believed their lives were to be taken, instead of simply their photographs.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • These are the things that make the gamut of joy in landscape to midland-bred souls—the things they toddled among, or perhaps learned by heart standing between their father’s knees while he drove leisurely.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • …turns grave and shrill, of the treble and the bass; you can see the octaves leap from one tower to another; you watch them spring forth, winged, light, and whistling, from the silver bell, to fall, broken and limping from the bell of wood; you admire in their midst the rich gamut which incessantly ascends and re-ascends the seven bells of Saint-Eustache; you see light and rapid notes running across it, executing three or four luminous zigzags, and vanishing like flashes of lightning.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • These were exploding weapons that ran the gamut, from the lowest-calibre handguns and rifles to the most sophisticated weapons of modern warfare — thousand-round automatic machine guns with spiralling clips on near-weightless frames to laser-guided rockets to be fired from the shoulder, an arsenal for terrorists.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • A surprisingly large number of people from across the gamut of the world’s population had ignored the Johannsen Worm.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Truth be told, the vice president is a complex man, whose tastes run the gamut from spicy deer sausage to Cutty Sark scotch to Viennese waltzes.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • He ran the gamut of denunciation, rising to heights of wrath that were sublime and almost Godlike, and from sheer exhaustion sinking to the vilest and most indecent abuse.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • Sandy’s daughter had been raped at age six by a neighbor and had subsequently undergone the gamut of psychiatric counseling, mental hospitals, and suicide attempts.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • She told us, "A good deal of youth in the country speak very standard English and another portion speaks the slang, and I think a lot of us run, you know, right down the middle of that gamut."
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Unlike mass-produced cars, however, mass-produced pedigree puppies can come with serious hereditary problems, running the gamut from hip dysplasia to early blindness, brought on by multigenerational inbreeding.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • Several of the vaccines, however, would be subjected to a whole new gamut of rigorous testing procedures if Congress passed the new legislation introduced by Merton Gains before he became deputy secretary of state.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • Three priests strolled by, their skirts gaily blowing, and as Joe Monteoliveto ran their gamut, juggling ping-pong balls, Mama held Gabriella fast for a moment and whispered, "Not the prize Arpistas may think-he leaves the boat at Palermo."
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • …in their lungs and clouded their minds in a murky fog, while up ahead on the screen life flickered before their smarting eyes—all sorts of life, chopped up in hurried, diverting scraps that leapt into fidgety action, lingered, and twitched out of sight in alarm, to the accompaniment of trivial music, which offered present rhythms to match vanishing phantoms from the past and which despite limited means ran the gamut of solemnity, pomposity, passion, savagery, and cooing sensuality.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • "Gamut—David Gamut," returned the singing master, preparing to wash down his sorrows in a powerful draught of the woodsman’s high-flavored and well-laced compound.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • They were popular at weddings and corporate functions, and regularly booked at the center’s events because their playlist ran the gamut from old standards to hip-hop.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • I believe in those wing’d purposes, And acknowledge red, yellow, white, playing within me, And consider green and violet and the tufted crown intentional, And do not call the tortoise unworthy because she is not something else, And the in the woods never studied the gamut, yet trills pretty well to me, And the look of the bay mare shames silliness out of me.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • The Mohicans boldly sent back the intimidating yell of their enemies, who raised a shout of savage triumph at the fall of Gamut.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • "Gamut—David Gamut," returned the singing master, preparing to wash down his sorrows in a powerful draught of the woodsman’s high-flavored and well-laced compound.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • They were popular at weddings and corporate functions, and regularly booked at the center’s events because their playlist ran the gamut from old standards to hip-hop.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • Duncan seized the favorable moment to spring to the body of Gamut, which he bore within the shelter of the narrow chasm that protected the sisters.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • By this time the song of Gamut had ceased, and the sisters had learned to still the exhibition of their emotions.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Alice unconsciously dried her tears, and bent her melting eyes on the pallid features of Gamut, with an expression of chastened delight that she neither affected or wished to conceal.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Yet read the gamut of Hortensio.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • Gamut cheerfully assented, and together they sought the females.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • "Stay—lady—stay," called Gamut, after the unconscious Cora.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Gamut received his pitch-pipe with as strong an expression of pleasure as he believed compatible with the grave functions he exercised.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Call you this gamut?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
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