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They’ll give you a tour of the rest of the campus, and I’ll pick you up for the solstice party afterward, okay?
Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  either of the two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the equator
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The summer and winter solstices, are in the middle of their seasons and are the days of longest or shortest periods of daylight.
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  • They’ll give you a tour of the rest of the campus, and I’ll pick you up for the solstice party afterward, okay?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Rather than the solstice?
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • It must be by the solstice.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • At that period of the solstice, the light of full noonday is, so to speak, poignant.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • The sun’s rays, shining through the oculus on the south wall, moved farther down the line every day, indicating the passage of time, from solstice to solstice.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • "Artemis must be present at the solstice," Zoe said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • ’… at the solstice will come a new …’ said the figure of an old, bearded man.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Unless someone intervenes, unless the master bolt is found and returned to Zeus before the solstice, there will be war.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • He is a warrior and a scholar, though fickle in his moods, so we burn offerings to assure his affection at the solstices, before sowing, and at deaths and births.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Their deadly ritual for the autumn solstice would have been completed by him.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony

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  • Presently I noted that the sun belt swayed up and down, from solstice to solstice, in a minute or less, and that consequently my pace was over a year a minute; and minute by minute the white snow flashed across the world, and vanished, and was followed by the bright, brief green of spring.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • But what unforeseen events suddenly destroy the enjoyment, of this uncertain state of life, when we least expect them! it was now the month of December, in the southern solstice, and particular time of my harvest, which required my attendance in the fields; when going out pretty early one morning, before it was day-light, there appeared to me, from the sea shore, a flaming light, about two miles from me at the east end of the island, where I had observed some savages had been before,…
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • It would not have surprised me if-on the spring or autumn solstice-Hyperion’s sun would, from this vantage point, appear to set directly into the Cleft, its red sides just touching the pink-toned rock walls.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • …could these catfish make head or tail of, you understand—and it was handsome to see him chalk off mathematical nightmares on the blackboard that would stump the angels themselves, and do it like nothing, too—all about eclipses, and comets, and solstices, and constellations, and mean time, and sidereal time, and dinner time, and bedtime, and every other imaginable thing above the clouds or under them that you could harry or bullyrag an enemy with and make him wish he hadn’t come—and…
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • We spoke last class about the difference between equinox and solstice and you remember this, I trust, Miss Innocenti.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • It would reach its fullness on the night of the solstice, the gray time between the seasons when the air tingled with magic.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • The solstice[263] he does not observe; the equinox he knows as little; and the whole bright calendar of the year is without a dial in his mind.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • You realize it’s the solstice," the girl said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • "Try the test I told thee of, Sancho," said Don Quixote, "and don’t mind any other, for thou knowest nothing about colures, lines, parallels, zodiacs, ecliptics, poles, solstices, equinoxes, planets, signs, bearings, the measures of which the celestial and terrestrial spheres are composed; if thou wert acquainted with all these things, or any portion of them, thou wouldst see clearly how many parallels we have cut, what signs we have seen, and what constellations we have left behind…
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • And to him, it was: the Jumbo Holiday Greeting Card Pack he bought for my mother (which covered every holiday from Kwanzaa to Solstice, with not a single Christmas card), and the plastic contraption that looked like a small bear trap and promised the perfect French Twist, which we later had to cut out of my hair.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • Solstice greetings to you, Maya.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • Barclay went up to the attic to Shift some weapons out of curtain rods and old Solstice decorations.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • "Prusias expects an answer by solstice," said Max.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • The sun Had first his precept so to move, so shine, As might affect the earth with cold and heat Scarce tolerable; and from the north to call Decrepit winter; from the south to bring Solstitial summer’s heat.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Not like he’s some Earth Mother, but he gets into the stars, the seasons, so the solstice stuff is his.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • You have until sunset on the solstice, Jason.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • The sun’s rays, shining through the oculus on the south wall, moved farther down the line every day, indicating the passage of time, from solstice to solstice.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • She mentioned the earth swallowing us, and a fiery one, and something about the solstice.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • The solstice is a day when evil magic is strong.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Mae looked across the lawn, at the hissing torches arrayed in rows, each row leading revelers to various activities—limbo, kickball, the Electric Slide—none of them related in any way to the solstice.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Happy Solstice to you two, my boys.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • The solstice is close enough, and that’s a kind of balance as well.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • 15 A GOD BUYS US CHEESEBURGERS The next afternoon, June 14, seven days before the solstice, our train rolled into Denver.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • The solstice was just a few days away.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • The solstice wasn’t until the twenty-first.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Solstice is a few days away.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Jason, you’ve only got three days until the solstice now, and you should never keep a nervous dragon waiting.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Three days until the solstice.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • The closer they got to the solstice, the less time Piper had to make her decision.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Just be at the summit by noon on the solstice, and you may collect your father and go in peace.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • They had to find Hera, and they now had only two days until the solstice.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • It’s already the evening before the solstice, but we didn’t have much choice except to wait out the storm here.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Presently I noted that the sun belt swayed up and down, from solstice to solstice, in a minute or less, and that consequently my pace was over a year a minute; and minute by minute the white snow flashed across the world, and vanished, and was followed by the bright, brief green of spring.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • Chiron also talked about worse forces stirring on the solstice, with it being a good time for dark magic, and all—something that could awaken if Hera were sacrificed on that day.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Bealtaine with its maypoles and songs came and went, and brought the solstice closer.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • The solstice deadline would pass and war would begin.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • That come the solstice we’ll try to end all this by whatever means we can.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Both Branna and Connor have blocked any thought of me going to the cabin ruins before the solstice.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • As the solstice approached, she wrote a long letter to her grandmother —pen and paper, she thought.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • ON THE MORNING BEFORE THE SOLSTICE SHE WENT DOWN early, the letter in her back pocket.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
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