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His book commingles sarcasm and sadness.
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  • His book commingles sarcasm and sadness.
  • But any activity that involved the commingling of the sexes—whether that was eating together, sharing cabins, or even passing one another on the way to the Washrooms—was strictly forbidden.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Then, blinking awake with a feeling in which sorrow and cheer were curiously commingled, she would say to herself: You are not in Cracow, Zosia, you are in America.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The water, the banks, the forests, the now distant bridge, fort and men, all were commingled and blurred.
    Ambrose Bierce  --  An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

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  • Every movement advertised commingled threatening and overture of friendliness.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • It moved with commingled mistrust and daring, cautiously observing the men, its attention fixed on the dogs.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Two of these, on opposite sides of the area, were now occupied by brilliant and talented gentlemen, enthusiastically forcing up, in English and French commingled, the bids of connoisseurs in their various wares.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • This, as I take it, was because all human beings, as we meet them, are commingled out of good and evil: and Edward Hyde, alone in the ranks of mankind, was pure evil.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • There is something of the apocalypse in civil war, all the mists of the unknown are commingled with fierce flashes, revolutions are sphinxes, and any one who has passed through a barricade thinks he has traversed a dream.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • A like fate awaits him and the two rages commingle in a whirlpool.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses

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  • Their legs commingled; he looked down at her; she raised her eyes to his.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • It was, beyond doubt, the coincidence alone which had arrested my attention; for, amid the rattling of the sashes of the casements, and the ordinary commingled noises of the still increasing storm, the sound, in itself, had nothing, surely, which should have interested or disturbed me.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • Our ashes, at a future period, will probably be found commingled in the cemetery attached to a venerable pile, for which the spot to which I refer has acquired a reputation, shall I say from China to Peru?
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • And the bottle caps… it’s the inevitable commingling of commerce and religion.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • The words heard by the party upon the staircase were the Frenchman’s exclamations of horror and affright, commingled with the fiendish jabberings of the brute.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • His soul was soaring in an air beyond the world and the body he knew was purified in a breath and delivered of incertitude and made radiant and commingled with the element of the spirit.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • This was close reasoning; but it was commingled with an infinite amount of merely instinctive penitence.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • It seems to me I am trying to tell you a dream—making a vain attempt, because no relation of a dream can convey the dream-sensation, that commingling of absurdity, surprise, and bewilderment in a tremor of struggling revolt, that notion of being captured by the incredible which is of the very essence of dreams….
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • Suddenly the shadow of the screen wavered, pounced on the whole cornice, the whole ceiling; other shadows from the other side swooped to meet it, for an instant the shadows flitted back, but then with fresh swiftness they darted forward, wavered, commingled, and all was darkness.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Since my dear soul was mistress of her choice, And could of men distinguish, her election Hath seal’d thee for herself: for thou hast been As one, in suffering all, that suffers nothing; A man that Fortune’s buffets and rewards Hast ta’en with equal thanks: and bles’d are those Whose blood and judgment are so well commingled That they are not a pipe for Fortune’s finger To sound what stop she please.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • But here I was, commingling with the best of ’em, playing nicely with others.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • As it was, he suffered a pang of commingled self-commiseration and self-contempt, based on the distress he felt for his mother.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Thus, for reasons touching on distaste, regret, and shame commingled, he put off his return from day to day, and would have decided to put it off altogether if he could have found anywhere else the ready-made establishment which existed for him there.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Croix mansion and thought of the many accidents and distortions of fate that had occurred to make my history and the history of this splendid house commingle.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • A commingling of computer and AI-generated dataspheres and the quasi-perceptual Gibsonian matrix designed originally for human operators, now accepted as common ground for man, machine, and AI.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • And while Tom, in his high seat, was gazing upon this ’wild’ dancing, lost in admiration of the dazzling commingling of kaleidoscopic colours which the whirling turmoil of gaudy figures below him presented, the ragged but real little Prince of Wales was proclaiming his rights and his wrongs, denouncing the impostor, and clamouring for admission at the gates of Guildhall!
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Besides the evil consequences inevitably resulting to the patients from the commingling of innocent with criminal lunatics, there is reason to apprehend a deteriorating influence on the tempers and habits of the Keepers and Officers of the Asylum, unfitting them for the humane and proper treatment of the former.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • She was glowing from her morning toilet as only healthful youth can glow: there was gem-like brightness on her coiled hair and in her hazel eyes; there was warm red life in her lips; her throat had a breathing whiteness above the differing white of the fur which itself seemed to wind about her neck and cling down her blue-gray pelisse with a tenderness gathered from her own, a sentient commingled innocence which kept its loveliness against the crystalline purity of the outdoor snow.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • It broke to a commingling of yells and shouts.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • As soon as I start, our voices will cease to commingle.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • The air is no longer tainted with liquor and cigar, but with our commingled scents-dark and somewhat sour.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • Dull revolver shots—hoarse yells—pound of hoofs—shrill neighs of horses—commingling of echoes—and again silence!
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • And since, all his thoughts of the professor had been fleeting and commingled with regret, and sorrow, and an overwhelming sense of failure.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • The Count Valentin looked at our hero from head to foot with his peculiar smile, in which impudence and urbanity seemed perplexingly commingled.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • Even my mother, who was obsessive about order and neatness in her house, chose to let the photographs of the two families get commingled and confused.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • In the United States religion is therefore commingled with all the habits of the nation and all the feelings of patriotism; whence it derives a peculiar force.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • Two branches may be distinguished in the Anglo-American family, which have hitherto grown up without entirely commingling; the one in the South, the other in the North.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • All it indicates, stripped of sophistry, is a somewhat childish effort to gain the approval of Englishmen—a belated efflorescence of the colonial spirit, often commingled with fashionable aspiration.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • THE OVAL PORTRAIT THE chateau into which my valet had ventured to make forcible entrance, rather than permit me, in my desperately wounded condition, to pass a night in the open air, was one of those piles of commingled gloom and grandeur which have so long frowned among the Appennines, not less in fact than in the fancy of Mrs. Radcliffe.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  MS. Found in a Bottle
  • 2) All-seeing Time hath caught Guilt, and to justice brought The son and sire commingled in one bed.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • Commingled now, they vanish.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • His own attitude had been one of commingled astonishment, pleasure, curiosity and sympathy because of the sudden disappearance and now sudden reappearance of Esta.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • At this moment, after a lapse of a little more than sixty years, the aspect of society is totally altered; the families of the great landed proprietors are almost all commingled with the general mass.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Public officers in the United States are commingled with the crowd of citizens; they have neither palaces, nor guards, nor ceremonial costumes.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • And inside as he approached the door he could hear voices, laughter and conversation commingled.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • After the idea of virtue, I know no higher principle than that of right; or, to speak more accurately, these two ideas are commingled in one.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • My body was subtilized, or rather became volatile, and commingled in a state of atomic vapor, with the prodigious clouds, which rushed forward like a mighty comet into infinite space!
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • He went back to Poitiers, and spent two days in which patience and impatience were singularly commingled.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • The authority which public men possess in America is so brief, and they are so soon commingled with the ever-changing population of the country, that the acts of a community frequently leave fewer traces than the occurrences of a private family.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • An almost white noise, created by the commingling of the sounds of battle from the valley to the east and the never-ending combustion engine of the falls to the remaining west.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
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