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His unusual conduct was, I believe, a simple by-product of the deepening atmosphere of malaise and fear.
Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  an incidental product made during the manufacture of something else


a secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence
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by-product by-products byproduct byproducts
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  • His unusual conduct was, I believe, a simple by-product of the deepening atmosphere of malaise and fear.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • "And one benefit of the mining up here is that the skeeters don’t seem to like the coal dust and other by-products any more than we do.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • It had not always been that way; during their first days together he had scarcely seemed aware of the raw actuality of the experience she had gone through, even though the by-products of that experience—her malnutrition, her anemia, her vanished teeth—had been his constant and devoted concern.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • What if I forget reality entirely? I did not know that my entire personality, my entire being, could be discarded as the byproduct of my anatomy.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent

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  • Here, bodily damage is more or less considered to be a by-product of living, not a disgrace.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Those peoples deaths were mere by-products of a plan to restore Voldemort to full strength again.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Particle accelerators sear the land, and leave radioactive byproducts.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Death is only a byproduct of terrorism.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Well, a byproduct of a trench is a long pile of loose earth.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • There were less objectionable ways to produce oil by-products.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl

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  • Despite the aluminum braces on his legs, he carried himself with a resilient, vertical dignity that seemed more a by-product of noble ancestry than any kind of conscious effort.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • As Nasuada digested the implications, she realized that Elva’s unsettling aspect was a by-product of the suffering that she had been exposed to.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • On the other hand, organic Rosie was a tasty bird, with more flavor than mass-market birds fed on a diet of antibiotics and animal by-products.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • There’s just a child that has to be born, the byproduct of good nights in Milan.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • An important by-product of the unflamboyant language is to make the proper names stand out in the line.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Due to the pronounced dehydration that was an inevitable by-product of heavy breathing in such desiccated air, each of us consumed more than a gallon of liquid every day.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • We in the Judeo-Christian-Islamic world have a fair chunk of mythology invested in rain and its most major by-product.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Like this, from the second letter I received: When I think of you and me and what we shared, I know it would be easy for others to dismiss our time together as simply a by-product of the days and nights spent by the sea, a "fling" that, in the long run, would mean absolutely nothing.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • There were those who said that it was just a horrible accident, an inevitable by-product of the fact that police officers sometimes have to make life-or-death decisions in conditions of uncertainty.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • It was in the killing department that the packers had been left most in the lurch, and precisely here that they could least afford it; the smoking and canning and salting of meat might wait, and all the by-products might be wasted—but fresh meats must be had, or the restaurants and hotels and brownstone houses would feel the pinch, and then "public opinion" would take a startling turn.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Science, research, and technology are all by-products of our philosophical relection.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • They are all really large and handsome, and they were all eating excessive amounts of animal by-products, just like Josh.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • Hercule Poirot once taught me in a very dramatic manner that romance can be a by-product of crime.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • Nyodene D. is a whole bunch of things thrown together that are byproducts of the manufacture of insecticide.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Feelings like these are the normal by-products of imperialism; ask any Anglo-Indian official, if you can catch him off duty.
    George Orwell  --  Shooting an Elephant
  • It was its rational byproduct that soon overshadowed it and almost everything else in the field of mathematics.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • She wanted a man who would treat Kevin the way he should be treated, not simply as the unwanted by-product of someone he desired.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • Call finally decided his coolness was just a byproduct of his general vanity and overconfidence.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • It was an unimportant by-product of those energies, Jan knew, that he was seeing now.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • It’s one of the by-products of alcohol.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Farmer was hoping for real change in Haiti, and meanwhile hating what he called "the tumble," the turmoil and bloodshed and their inevitable by-product, the worsening of Haiti’s already wretched public health.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Except as a benefit to its witnesses, since we human creatures have many reasons to believe there’s advantage and profit for someone in everything, even in the worst muds, wastes, and poison by-products; and a charm of chemical medicine or industry is how there are endless uses in cinders, slag, bone, and manure.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • There are likely to be other valuable minerals as by-products in a nickel mine.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • They have by-products, take sudden turns in unexpected directions.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • Intelligence is an aimless byproduct except as it serves these basic drives.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • The byproduct was I knew my dad would be pleased with what I was doing with my life.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • She could try to dismiss her feelings as temporary, a by-product of other factors in her life.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • You were merely a by-product, a side issue that suddenly became immensely important to the authorities.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Would she ever receive the justice that is mercy—the justice for by-products that the world is too busy to bestow?
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • The byproduct of the lifestyle is polluted rivers, greenhouse effect, spouse abuse, televangelists, and serial killers.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • She also couldn’t walk or even stand, a consequence of nerve damage that is a frequent by-product of fistula.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Hundreds of thousands of idle and unexploited minds was the most hazardous and wasteful by-product that every factory made.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • All those decades, he says, when we thought about weapons all the time and never thought about the dark multiplying byproduct.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • It also left IBP with a great deal of leftover bones, blood, and scraps of meat that could be rendered into profitable byproducts such as dog food.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • I challenge the engineers in this audience to devise new techniques for developing cheap, clean, and plentiful energy, and as a byproduct, to control floods.
    Gerald R. Ford  --  A War That is Finished
  • One of the by-products of being a perfectionist and constantly trying to improve myself are sobering feelings of low-grade anxiety and a nagging sense of inadequacy.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Just wait, someday soon he’ll identify that substance present throughout the body, and he’ll manufacture those by-products himself, the ones with the intoxicating effect on the spinal cord.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • We learned about coal by-products," she says.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • "I think if we mix it with sugar and add heat we’ll get three parts oxygen and two parts carbon dioxide along with some other byproducts.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • By-products of dirt and vileness!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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