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  • They were overwhelmed by the influx of refugees.
  • We were surprised by the influx of orders for the new product.
  • We’re hoping the new computer system will help us manage the influx of information.
  • And even the influx of officials, even the return of the doctor, vulgar and acute, could not shake her belief in the eternity of beauty.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End

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  • Silas sank into his chair powerless, under the double presence of an inexplicable surprise and a hurrying influx of memories.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • Mike and I took turns mowing all the abandoned foreclosed properties in the complex—heavy rains in the spring had turned yards into jungles, which encouraged an influx of raccoons.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I tried to put it out of my mind on Saturday, as the Elite were obligated to entertain the influx of ladies at the palace in the Women’s Room in the morning and have yet another dance rehearsal in the afternoon.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • Annette and a few other women were delighted by the influx of new reading material and borrowed from my library with abandon (and permission).
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Many of the older surfers resented the sudden influx of "kooks" and "gremmies"— names given to pretenders, beginners, or wannabes—as well as the crowding of their surf spots and the intrusion into their simple, relaxed lifestyle.
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer
  • Piedmont evidently wanted the air conditioners installed quickly, for the coming of warm weather brought with it an influx of the concerned and the committed who journeyed to Yamacraw to see firsthand the victims of southern society.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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  • Have these precautions been put in place because of the recent influx of immigrants?
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • The sun is gone and the sky is influx.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • "Nobody knew what to do about it, so they just sort of ignored it," Karen Feltz said of the influx of refugees.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Some Mexicans and Mexican Americans have jokingly dubbed the influx la reconquista — the reconquest of lands once held by Mexico.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • And we realized the importance of our coming missions, to halt the ever-burgeoning influx of Taliban recruits streaming in over the high peaks of the Hindu Kush and to capture their leaders for interrogation.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • They reacted indifferently to the influx.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • They had gotten separated as a new influx of marchers came up the stone steps.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • The King’s coming here will mean an influx of money into this country.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Native San Franciscans, possessive of the city, had to cope with an influx, not of awed respectful tourists but of raucous unsophisticated provincials.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • There was so much money to be made that drug gangs rapidly expanded their ranks, sucking in some of our best friends, and turf wars became deadly, aided by the influx of sophisticated firearms.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Silas sank into his chair powerless, under the double presence of an inexplicable surprise and a hurrying influx of memories.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • A recent influx of Hungarian Jews into our neighborhood had swelled their ranks, and they formed a small but highly vocal element of the school’s student population.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • The companies did not encourage the women to come—they did not want an influx of poor colored settlers in those towns—but the women came anyway and took jobs as domestics and farm helpers in the towns, and lived wherever housing was free or dirt cheap.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Atlanta was again the center of activities for a wide region, as it had been before its destruction, and the town was receiving a great influx of new citizens, both welcome and unwelcome.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Inside Amity Harbor’s courthouse, opposite the courtroom’s four tall windows, a table had been set up to accommodate the influx of newspapermen to the island.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • When I had absorbed a chestful of this clean air, I looked for the conduit—the "air carrier," if you prefer—that allowed this beneficial influx to reach us, and I soon found it.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The man who was with Caderousse was evidently a stranger to the South of France; he was one of those merchants who come to sell jewellery at the Beaucaire fair, and who during the month the fair lasts, and during which there is so great an influx of merchants and customers from all parts of Europe, often have dealings to the amount of 100,000 to 150,000 francs.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The red-room was a square chamber, very seldom slept in, I might say never, indeed, unless when a chance influx of visitors at Gateshead Hall rendered it necessary to turn to account all the accommodation it contained: yet it was one of the largest and stateliest chambers in the mansion.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Jormundur glanced out over the influx of warriors, then looked back at Eragon and Roran.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Now and then there was an influx of student nurses.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • For better and worse, over the past two decades the economy and culture of the Khumbu has become increasingly and irrevocably tied to the seasonal influx of trekkers and climbers, some 15,000 of whom visit the region annually.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • As the animosity of fate would have it, there was a great influx of custom in the course of the afternoon.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Similarly a good part of the Hills found itself swept away with the massive land deals and influx of investments during the 1970s and 1980s.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Again, in 1830, there was a larger influx.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • And though he liked them all, he rather regretted his own Levin world and ways, which was smothered by this influx of the "Shtcherbatsky element," as he called it to himself.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • But Mortenson needed to visit the schools CAI funded in the refugee camps outside Peshawar and see if they had the capacity to deal with the influx of new refugees the fighting was sure to send their way.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • She tried to regain the entrance tunnel, but an influx of villagers swept her back.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Coltan, along with gold and diamonds and the influx of armies and militias from Rwanda and Burundi, had provided some of the fuel for the Congo’s wars.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • During the early part of Willemse’s tenure, in 1971-2, there was a steady influx of captured MK soldiers.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Villages, towns, whole cities could be divided into "family" terrains, all profiting from the influx of Western capital and technology.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • On the contrary, as the new railroad brings with it great trade and a constant influx of strangers, the lord of Vanity Fair is its chief patron, and the capitalists of the city are among the largest stockholders.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Celestial Railroad
  • While Mr. Brooke was sealing this letter, he felt elated with an influx of dim projects:—a young man capable of putting ideas into form, the "Pioneer" purchased to clear the pathway for a new candidate, documents utilized—who knew what might come of it all?
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • …Ireland, an ideal neighbourhood for elderly wheelmen so long as it didn’t come down, and in the wilds of Donegal where if report spoke true the coup d’oeil was exceedingly grand though the lastnamed locality was not easily getatable so that the influx of visitors was not as yet all that it might be considering the signal benefits to be derived from it while Howth with its historic associations and otherwise, Silken Thomas, Grace O’Malley, George IV, rhododendrons several hundred feet…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Other tributary currents crossed the mainstream, bearing their freight to the theatres, restaurants or opera; and Mrs. Peniston, from the secluded watch-tower of her upper window, could tell to a nicety just when the chronic volume of sound was increased by the sudden influx setting toward a Van Osburgh ball, or when the multiplication of wheels meant merely that the opera was over, or that there was a big supper at Sherry’s.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • The room being by this time very warm and somewhat crowded, in consequence of the influx of four gentlemen, who had just killed each other in the piece under representation, Nicholas accepted the invitation, and promised to return at the conclusion of the performances; preferring the cool air and twilight out of doors to the mingled perfume of gas, orange-peel, and gunpowder, which pervaded the hot and glaring theatre.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • The summer influx of tourists and vacationers had begun.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • With every influx of light comes new danger.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • The one influx of Glatun credits we got is more influx than this region has ever seen.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Dennis Hoagland had established the firm in the mid seventies, when another influx of newcomers was arriving.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
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