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they heard a live rendition of three pieces by Schubert
  an interpretation of something


\>a performance
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rendition renditions
Strongly Associated with:   render, render, render
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  • they heard a live rendition of three pieces by Schubert
  • her rendition of Milton’s verse was extraordinarily moving
  • From the time of Jean Louise’s earliest ecclesiastical recollection, Maycomb had sung the Doxology in one way and in one way only: Praise—God—from—whom—all—blessings—flow, a rendition as much a tradition of Southern Methodism as Pounding the Preacher.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • My mom’s Sinatra rendition drops off.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall

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  • Miss Smith highlighted the event with a rendition of Irving Berlin’s "White Christmas."
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • He nodded to the pianist, who pivoted hastily toward the piano and started on a rendition of "Brother James’s Air."
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • And so I did: Had I youth’s blood and hopeful mood and heart of fire once more,
    For all the gold the world might hold I’d never quit your shore,
    I’d live content whate’er God sent with neighbours old and gray,
    And lay my bones ’neath churchyard stones, beside you, Galway Bay.
    Once I looked up from a halting and botched rendition to see two lines of tears rivuleting Mam’s cheeks.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Cindy Lou broke off into an impromptu rendition of "Over the Rainbow."
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The Smeaths in our rendition of them are charmless, miserly, heavy as dough, boring as white margarine, which we claim they eat for dessert.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • As abbreviated as his rendition was, both Mine and Helen were gaping by the end of it.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls

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  • The laughing man broke into song, a slurring, off-key rendition of an old Afghan wedding song, delivered with a thick Russian accent: Ahesta boro, Mah-e-man, ahesta boro.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Steam was practically blowing out of Mom’s ears by the time the service ended with a rousing rendition of Bette Midler’s "Wind Beneath My Wings."
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • If Rudy wasn’t talking about Deutscher’s intense ways, he was playing his usual broken record, providing renditions and re-creations of the last goal he scored in the Himmel Street soccer stadium.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • It took three more underwater renditions of the egg’s song before Harry had it memorized; then he trod water for a while, thinking hard, while Myrtle sat and watched him.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • But "One Small Voice" was subtitled "Songs and Things" today, and was devoted to proving the superiority of folk songs over any other forms of musical art, and of choral singing over any other manner of musical rendition.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • It got to be that after a few times the boys sang along with me, a crescendo that climaxed, after a quick intake of air while I underlined the proper note, with such a rousing rendition of my new name that it would have been the delight of any choirmaster.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • The last thought made him think better of himself, for it had a certain poetic ring to it, and so he favored the girls with a loud and slightly off-key rendition of "The Wearin’ o’ the Green."
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • A military surgeon would have admired the clinical fidelity of the artist’s rendition of all Christ’s wounds-the spear wound, the thorn wounds, the holes that were made by the iron spikes.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Masterly rendition.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Interment at Mary Cyr Cemetery on March 21st at 4.00 P.M. Ought to’ve had a special rendition of ’Annie, Won’t You Come by Here’, sung by the Mormon Tabersnackle Choir, Paul thought, and did the Donkey some more.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • He already knows every word of that file-every arrest record, court filing, psychological assessment, and rendition of his troubled family history.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • "He’s delightful, delightful," he went on giving the commonplace rendition of approval which such men know.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • The Muzak overhead was growing louder, as if someone was fiddling with the volume, so that now I was getting blasted with a rendition of some Barbra Streisand song.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • The orchestra’s waltz rendition is not of the highest musical standard.
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King’s Horseman
  • The results were shaky yet recognizable renditions of what she once had done perfectly.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • And I—soon realized something else: Reb Saunders was far happier when he lost to Danny than when he won: His face glowed with fierce pride and his head nodded wildly—the nod beginning from the waist and including the entire upper portion of his body, with the beard moving back and forth against his chest—each time he was forced to acquiesce to Danny’s rendition of a passage or to Danny’s incisive counter-questioning.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • Donald’s rendition of a spool of thread, a wedding present to Gogol and Moushumi, hangs in their bedroom.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • I broke into an off-key rendition of "Fame."
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • Inside the shell of a soulless merchant was hidden a genial lunatic, as willing to bring forth a spring of lemonade in the Guajira Desert as to flood a solemn funeral with weeping at his heartbreaking rendition of "In Questa Tomba Oscura."
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • So gradually the tone of the army chiefs changed; Congress forbade the rendition of fugitives, and Butler’s "contrabands" were welcomed as military laborers.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • I shivered in warped plywood boxes and plugged my ears as fat boys with tubas wedged around the middle labored through a rendition of, well, something.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • Three equal triangles, abstract renditions of chalet roofs in a valley of snow so deep the lower stories were obscured.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • He’s reviewed all the documents at his disposal — the accounts of the trial, the opinions of the newspapers, the Confessions, even Mrs. Moodie’s overblown rendition.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • But the most extraordinary and profoundly moving of the traits of Viracocha, this nobly conceived Peruvian rendition of the universal god, is the detail that is peculiarly his own, namely that of the tears.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • I myself heard him give a profane and disgusting rendition of the cadet prayer while R Company was forming up to march to chapel.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • He can do a perfect rendition of the munchkin who greets Dorothy right after she lands on the witch in the Wizard of Oz, the one who with two others sings that silly song about being the Lollipop Guild.
    Sarah Dessen  --  That Summer
  • Ellerby slides to a stop in the packed snow in front of my house in the Christian Cruiser and blasts the horn, which plays a sort of sick tuba rendition of "The Old Rugged Cross," then jumps out and starts up our ice-covered sidewalk.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • He got up, excused himself past his seat companion and walked up the aisle to where a group of Americans, a few standing, the rest sitting, were huddled around their seats, singing an obviously rehearsed rendition of ’Mr Sandman’.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • When he reached the center of the stage with Sally Poker just behind him guiding his elbow, the orchestra burst out in a loud rendition of the Battle Hymn and the old man, with real stage presence, gave a vigorous trembling salute and stood at attention until the last blast had died away.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • But enough of the song and this rendition of it.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Maclay’s rendition of Adams was devastating.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The picture shifted to capture Jeremy’s rendition of an anguished guest, his face contorted.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • "The correct answer is that we are all feeling like we will be happier after an a cappella rendition of ’Blister in the Sun."
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • Prof Nolan announced that Kaci had placed fifty-second in the competition with her rendition of Beatrice’s monologue from Much Ado About Nothing.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • She took place by his chair, letting her right arm fall lightly across his shoulder, so, when he spoke, the account seemed to have rendition from both of them jointly.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • On this long strip of paper, Hiro glimpses multiple renditions of the important Crip, the guy with the goatee whom Raven was dealing with earlier.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • The Confederates asked for their rendition under the terms of the Fugitive Slave Law, but they were informed by General Butler that "under the peculiar circumstances, he considered the fugitives ’contraband’ of war."
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • There would be no Jubilee March, no landing by Columbus, no address by Harlow Higinbotham, George Davis, or Bertha Palmer; no presentation of awards, no praise for Burnham and Olmsted; no "Hail Columbia"; no mass rendition of "Auld Lang Syne."
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • That’s when the mockingjays begin their rendition of "The Hanging Tree.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • [A faraway, scratchy rendition of "Dardanella" softens the air and gives her strength to move through it.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
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