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a great assortment of cars was on display
  a collection containing a variety of a sort of a thing
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  • a great assortment of cars was on display
  • The remainder of the garden presented a well-selected assortment of esculent vegetables, in a praiseworthy state of advancement.
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel  --  House Of Seven Gables
  • He was standing near the front end of the cart, amidst an assorted pile of cigarette boxes, egg cartons, and pop bottles.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Forged by Fire
  • a crazy assortment of twelve buildings, each representing a different Olympian god.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters

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  • She had brought along an assortment of snacks to eat on the plane
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • He carries a chipped basket with an assortment of discarded fruits and vegetables he has picked up in the strip district and which he attempts to sell.
    August Wilson  --  Fences
  • The guy pulled a handful of assorted fake and real sugar packets out of the pocket of his green-and-brown-plaid flannel shirt and set them in front of me.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • As they passed beneath the canopy of its limbs, they were greeted with a shrill assortment of bird cries, sounding their warnings.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Through it clouds were visible, moving across the face of the moon—and then from the clouds burst a wild assortment of riders: riders of black horses, whose hooves were flame, riders of massive black dogs with orange-burning eyes.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • I pat my pockets, but all I find there is my wallet, my sunglasses, the borrowed iPod, and the usual assortment of guitar picks that always seem to live on me.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went

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  • …was following my dad into our suspiciously dark living room as he muttered things like "What a shame we didn’t plan anything for your birthday" and "Oh well, there’s always next year," when all the lights flooded on to reveal streamers, balloons, and a motley assortment of aunts, uncles, cousins I rarely spoke to—anyone my mother could cajole into attending—and Ricky, whom I was surprised to see lingering near the punch bowl, looking comically out of place in a studded leather jacket.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Card tables had been pushed together to make a long banquet, and around the table were an odd assortment of prisoners, my friends.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • A wide assortment of children’s rights advocates, lawyers, and mental health experts were watching closely when we asked the Court to declare life-without-parole sentences imposed on children unconstitutional.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • On tap that afternoon were the regular assortment of dogs and cats, but at three, someone was supposed to be bringing in a gecko.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • You can conceal all manner of interesting weaponry beneath it if you are clever, and a smaller assortment if you are not.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • There were several photographs, which he had pasted into a small journal book, the cardstock and image of much lower quality than the corporal’s Dutch assortment.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • The supplies I carried with me are a random assortment.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Cinder ignored her, selecting an assortment of varying tools and arranging them on Iko’s magnetic torso.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Along with the assortment of teachers we’ve had in room H-5, there have been more classroom aides than I can count.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • In their jeans and winter coats, with assorted weapons at their sides, they were the dourest bunch of marshmallow roasters I had ever seen.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • She had two male guards with her, armed to the teeth with an assortment of curved Eyllwe daggers and swords, both of them studying Chaol and Celaena closely—weighing the threat.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Milo and ’rock wandered up and down the aisles looking at the wonderful assortment of words for sale.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • I had never been so aware of my breath and my heartbeat, not to mention other assorted grumblings and gurglings.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • Sewing Mistress approached, bearing a needle, an assortment of colored thread, and a round of white linen marked with a design of flowers.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • Several scarves of assorted colors were tied about the head, and a man’s felt hat perched atop.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • Grace Windsor Wexler was no longer surprised at the odd assortment of heirs.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • The construction suddenly looked like a real house, rising up in the midst of tall stacks of lumber, a big mound of red-brown dirt, a pile of concrete blocks, and an assortment of power saws, tools, and machinery.
    R.L. Stine  --  Goosebumps - Night of the Living Dummy
  • An assortment of pots and pans hang from hooks on the wooden studs next to ladles and strainers and big boxes of breakfast cereal, which must come from Costco.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • There was a gardener’s but at the far end of the graveyard, a small green building that smelled like motor oil, and in which the old mower sat and rusted, unused, along with an assortment of ancient garden tools.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • The old store’s wood shelves were painted a dour green, but stuffed with a rainbow assortment of canned food and bags of chips, pasta, and even marshmallows.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • I hungered so deeply to put my arms around her, to soothe her, that it became pure discomfort, but a cluster of oddly assorted inhibitions caused me to hold back.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The cheerleaders leap around in their mid-thigh skirts, waving their paper pom-poms; they don’t look long-legged and golden, like the cheerleaders at the back of Life magazine, but ill-assorted, dumpy, and dark.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Behind them, all the Roman guards were tangled in a weird assortment of ropes and bones.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • One busted arm, a concussion, and assorted cuts, scrapes, and bruises.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • The bricks had been cleaned very well, and through the wide and open windows one could see an assortment of well-groomed plants.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Bad Beginning
  • There were also assorted toys for the Incredibly Deadly Viper so the two of them could play together whenever they wanted, within reason.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Reptile Room
  • I was cautious, hoping he didn’t mean to test me by asking what the assorted medicaments were used for.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The easy one was in a high school classroom in the Bronx: pregnant moms, assorted cabdrivers, and a raucous gaggle of Grand Concourse homegirls with short fur jackets and sparkle fingernails.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • I reluctantly played assorted ladies who entered the script.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • I suppose that Coin has assembled this strange assortment of people as witnesses to my failure.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • The Smoke wasn’t just a hideout for assorted runaways, she realized now.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • They envision a prolific assortment of caughtoutedness.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • I’m still concentrating on identifying the assortment of food when someone taps me on the back.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • An oddly assorted party.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Mallory poured coffee into a mongrel assortment of cracked cups.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • They are living in a studio with faulty heating, leaky plumbing, no air-conditioning, and an assortment of scavenged furniture.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The booklet is simply a list of laws stating what colored people can and cannot do, in an assortment of Southern states.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Other times, she met with assortments of wooden clubs, fresh tree branches, short whips, slaps, often fists.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • At his request, they assemble an assortment of little cakes for him to take back to District 12, where he can examine their work in quiet.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • It wasn’t as swollen as before, but it had taken on a yellow tint from my assortment of fading bruises.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
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