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The underdog baseball team won the pennant after 162 hard fought games.
  a flag given to a champion as an award

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a triangular flag (often used for nautical signals)
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  • The underdog baseball team won the pennant after 162 hard fought games.
  • Where’s the pennants?
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • Flags festoon the theater’s heights, the red-and-gold pennant of Gens Taia snapping in the wind beside the black, diamond-emblazoned standard of Blackcliff.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • During all of pennant fever, they went about their work cutting lawns and raking leaves serenading each other: John-ny Damon, how I love him.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • In the center of it was a pennant pole with a stone bench underneath it.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Okay, try this one: How many American League pennants did the Yankees win under Casey Stengel?
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • He runs across the sand at full tilt, then stops and stares up at the ramparts rearing above him as though imagining pennants and cannons and medieval archers ranged along the parapets.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • WE SAT IN THE nearly empty bar —a once-famous oak-panelled joint smelling of hamburger grease, Ivy League pennants on the walls, while Platt talked in a rambling, uneasy monotone so quietly I had to strain to follow.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • You can run your favorite jacket up the flagpole and fly it like a pennant.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • He had not added a single object to the bare necessities of furniture which she had provided; no pictures, no pennants, no cheering human touch.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead

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  • The best squadron in each wing won a yellow pennant on a pole that was utterly worthless.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • A yellow pennant bearing the outline of a roaring lion and an arm holding a lily blossom waved over the entrance.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Inside was a plain room, windowless, the walls hung with sports pennants.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • On the walls of the school’s corridors are hundreds of pennants from the colleges that KIPP graduates have gone on to attend.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Their riders bore lances tipped with pennants that snapped like whips in the air.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • That Boston deserved another pennant.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • The sun shone brightly and pennants fluttered in the light wind.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • The swelling sail and flying pennant charmed Ernest, while Fritz bent his keen eyes eagerly towards the sandy shore, where the flocks of birds were again settling.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • When that minister from Alabama, Reverend Martin Luther King, got arrested last month in Florida for wanting to eat in a restaurant, the men at church acted like the white people’s team had won the pennant race.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • They trailed him wherever he went, like a pennant; he was so used to their presence he did not notice their hunger.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • Listen to Mr. Thompson!" said pennants on government cars, "Don’t give up!
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The ChicagoWhite Sox were winning the American League pennant and the New York Giants were leading the National League.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • Its distance still kept us from distinguishing the colors of its pennant, which was fluttering like a thin ribbon.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The slave backed, holding knife in teeth and lashing the barbed shaft to his arm with the pennant.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • He seemed more likely to strip the wheels from a patrol car than to paint the windshield black or hang his shirt like a pennant from the antenna.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • Which explained, of course, the Atlanta Braves coffee cups stacked near the snack counter, the Atlanta Braves pennants on the walls, the Atlanta Braves desk calendar, and the Atlanta Braves lamp near the window.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • A Ewen pennant was tacked over her dresser.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • He had taken Danny to a StovingtonKeene soccer match when Danny was only six months old, and Danny had sat motionlessly on his father’s lap through the whole game, wrapped in a blanket, a small Stovington pennant clutched in one chubby fist.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • He’d had a button and a pennant collection, a thousand pennies in a large mason jar, a fishbowl, and a model tin lizzie hung from a strand of wire in one corner.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • He was only aware of a whistling and a high windy screaming, as of steel on sand, and it was the sound of the sharp razor prows of the sand ships preening the sea bottoms, their red pennants, blue pennants unfurled.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • There were pennants from his ski teams and photos of his family, all lined up on skis on top of a mountain.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • Every morning before dawn our Base Camp sirdar-an avuncular, highly respected, forty Prayer flags are printed with holy Buddhist invocations-most commonly om manipadm hum-which are dispatched to God with each flap of the pennant.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Nasuada was waiting for him by a row of three flagpoles, upon which a half-dozen gaudy pennants hung limp in the cooling air.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The train skimmed on softly, slithering, black pennants fluttering, black confetti lost on its own sick-sweet candy wind, down the hill, with the boys pursuing., the air so cold they ate ice cream with each breath.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Instead, he would often find himself in the front seat of the car with Pastor Harris as they traveled to Raleigh or Charlotte or Atlanta or Washington, D.C. They spent long hours talking, and though Pastor Harris was a religious man and worked the blessings of Christ into most conversations, it always sounded as natural as someone from Chicago commenting on the endless futility of the Cubs during the pennant race.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • The Red Sox may take the pennant and until this trip I hadn’t missed a game!’
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • He had four hundred Ligaroti pennants printed up in the horse’s colors, cerise and white polka dots, and attached to canes for waving.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Perhaps our talking of them will arouse the poet who will tell the hidden wonder story of the influence for which the hands were but fluttering pennants of promise.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • After a cursory inspection of the pillow-cases, leather pennants, and Gibson Girls that lined the walls, he left, and continued along Nassau Street with his hands in his pockets.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • It was a brown boyish room; disordered dresser, worn books, a high-school pennant, photographs of basket-ball teams and baseball teams.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Oh, we talked together, of course, and discussed stuff like the chances of the Red Sox winning the pennant (high hopes in May, sad truth in September) and my marks at school and such, but never anything to do with him, either his work or how he felt about life in general, as if everything aside from baseball or my marks related to his secret duties.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • I stood for a moment admiring my handiwork; for there is a great deal of pleasure to be had in a wash all clean, and blowing in the wind, like pennants at a race, or the sails of a ship; and the sound of it is like the hands of the Heavenly Hosts applauding, though heard from far away.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • And Sondra, all gayety because of his presence, now jumping up, her bright scarf held aloft in one hand like a pennant, and exclaiming foolishly and gayly: "Cleopatra sailing to meet—to meet—who was it she was sailing to meet, anyhow?"
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • One instance of such apprehensions: In the same year with this story, Nelson, then Vice-Admiral Sir Horatio, being with the fleet off the Spanish coast, was directed by the Admiral in command to shift his pennant from the Captain to the Theseus; and for this reason: that the latter ship having newly arrived on the station from home where it had taken part in the Great Mutiny, danger was apprehended from the temper of the men; and it was thought that an officer like Nelson was the one,
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • Mornings when she came in from the lake with Kennicott she saw placards in every shop-window, and strung on a cord across Main Street, a line of pennants alternately worded "The Boland Chautauqua COMING!" and "A solid week of inspiration and enjoyment!"
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Perhaps it is a castle which you encounter upon the cliff’s edge; standing there by the roadside, where it has halted to contemplate its sorrows before an evening sky, still rosy, through which a golden moon is climbing; while the fishing-boats, homeward bound, creasing the watered silk of the Channel, hoist its pennant at their mastheads and carry its colours.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • These command groups reminded Kassad of a FORCE:ground mobile staff HQ, only instead of the inevitable forest of comm antennae giving away their position, bright banners and pennants hung limp on pikes.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The bed that Simon and I slept in bulged up in full dress with pieces of embroidery on the pillow; books (Simon’s hero’s library) stacked; college pennants nailed in line; the women knitting by the clear, wall-browned summer air of the kitchen window; Georgie among the sunflowers and green washline poles of the yard, stumbling after slow Winnie, who went to smell where sparrows had lighted.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • He was wearing an absurd pair of pajamas covered with small yellow college pennants.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
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