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The car plunged into a 15-foot ravine.
  a deep narrow steep-sided valley — especially one formed by running water
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  • The car plunged into a 15-foot ravine.
  • afraid that if we climbed into the ravine, we might never get out
  • Soon we could see the broken, grassy clay cliffs which indicated the windings of the stream, and the glittering tops of the cottonwoods and ash trees that grew down in the ravine.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • We burn the wood we find in the ravine.
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem

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  • The valley opened out into a great plain dotted over with rocks and cut up by ravines.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • The orc-band began to descend a narrow ravine leading down into the misty plain below.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • The cliff broke off again last year during the rainstorms, a ledge the length of five men. Collapsed all at once and buried everything along that side of the ravine with rocks and dirt three stories deep.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • After checking in, Luke unloaded the coolers and filled the water trough for the horses while Sophia wandered off toward the ravine.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Past the gates was a bridge over a narrow ravine.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • The signs of Trina, Lana and Deedee’s passage continued into a long, low ravine that made its way toward an almost hidden canyon.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order

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  • If you look closely, you can see the ravine in the left-hand corner of the tenth frame.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • The pups’ new home, half a mile from the old den, was a narrow, truncated ravine filled with gigantic boulders which had been split off the cliff walls by frost action.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Down below, rivers forge deep ravines that cut through the greenery.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Do we really have to do something that involves trekking up mountains, or hanging over ravines?
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Icy rain kept them company for four days, during which time Celaena was so miserably cold that she contemplated throwing herself into a ravine, hopefully dragging Chaol with her.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • They were running along the edge of a towering ravine.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • You can stand right on the edge of the gorges and see down, down into the most treacherous ravines, lined with sharp, rough outcroppings.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • I searched the ravines for several days before I found it, trees being very scarce on the Island of the Blue Dolphins.
    Scott O’Dell  --  Island of the Blue Dolphins
  • A musher stopped at the end of the gorge fixing his broken sled grabs my team and pulls them to a stop as they pile into a small side ravine or I think it would have been worse.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • I could just chuck it down a ravine, like I’ve done before.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • They were tired from hoofing up and down the steep ravines with heavy packs and body armor.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • They blow across the ramparts, turn cartwheels over rooftops, flutter into the ravines between houses.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • I was about to reply "Presbyterian," but he had begun to ramble on like a beagle hound softly barking down the ravines of godly fellowship.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The school we are sent to is some distance away, past a cemetery, across a ravine, along a wide curving street lined with older houses.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • The light was fading; soon the ravine would be filled with shadow.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Black rats and a pig root around in a ravine where the children play.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • In the bottom of the deep ravine he saw a tent and a lantern was burning inside.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • In the meadow at the base of the ravine, several dozen sheep were milling around.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • The weight upon my spirit was sensibly lightened as I plunged yet deeper in the ravine of Arve.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The narrow path ran parallel on one side to a snow-filled ravine through which a stream may have tumbled in the spring.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • The pitched ravine that dropped off immediately in front of them.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Roark swung into a side street, where at the end of a long row, on a knoll over a green ravine, stood the house of Mrs. Keating.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Long valleys and ravines opened beneath them.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • There were dark ravines that one could neither jump nor climb into.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • A mile further on they came to a narrow ravine that led away northwards through the steep lands on the left of the Road.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • In a crashing rainstorm, they hiked for hours, through forest, over boulders, and through ravines, climbing so high that the surrounding mountains were capped in snow in summer.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • We would end up bored, eating lunch somewhere, quietly, in the shade of a tree or a windmill, looking between bites at the ravines, the fields of thorny bushes, the mountains, the sea.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Far inland, nameless wails came from him, as desolate sounds from out ravines.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Down one side of the cliff, a highway cut through a ravine.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • And there’s a ravine near here they call Ryna’s Gulch, and sometimes you can hear this funny sound by it that the wind makes.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Those who don’t return become a part of the clouds, a part of the animals that hide in the ravines and of the water that comes from the earth.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • The plane skidded for two thousand feet, severing an oil pipeline and snapping pine trees, before falling into a ravine and bursting into flames.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Queenie struggles at the bottom of a ravine, a badger hanging from her leg.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • As far as Jason could see in any direction, red and gray ravines cut through the desert like some crazy god had taken a knife to it.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Aunt Jeanette lived several miles out of town, way back up a wide ravine.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • They went rattling over an underground ravine, and Harry leaned over the side to try to see what was down at the dark bottom, but Hagrid groaned and pulled him back by the scruff of his neck.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • At midday they put the hounds into a ravine thickly overgrown with young trees.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • He walked six miles to the riverbank; did a slide-run-slide down into a ravine made almost inaccessible by brush.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • The air was foggy and the hills were cut with deep ravines.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • From time to time promising features would appear on the distant horizon—ravines, maybe mountains, maybe even cities—but as they approached the lines would soften and blur into anonymity and nothing would transpire.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
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