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The Star Wars story is said to have taken place in a galaxy far, far away.
  a collection of star systems held together by gravity — for example, our sun is a star whose system includes Earth and the other planets. That star system is a tiny part of the Milky Way galaxy
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  • The Star Wars story is said to have taken place in a galaxy far, far away.
  • I mean, here we are on the run and everything, we must have the police of half the Galaxy after us by now, and we stop to pick up hitchhikers.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • The galaxy is changing.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • I’d started it, but then I had to go online to look something up and one thing led to another and suddenly I found myself gaming with Finn in a distant galaxy.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory

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  • And there was his face against the smudged glass and his smile as he rocketed across a galaxy far, far away in his yellow X-wing starfighter, jumping to warp speed, until the dusty yellow spaceship was swallowed by dust.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Afterward, her lifeless body would be released into space, as was the custom on the Colony, left to drift endlessly through the galaxy.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • The Mogadorian alien race, from the planet Mogadore of the 9th Galaxy, have been on Earth for over ten years now.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • That the sun had gone black, leaving the ethereal queen the only source of light in the galaxy.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • The silver plate they gave her twinkled like a starburst in a galaxy of flashing cameras.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • They were headed directly toward the center of the galaxy; then they moved off to one side; stars seemed to be rushing at them.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time

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  • Reading about galaxies and cosmic microwaves helps me to breathe more easily.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • It is our first step out into the galaxy.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • Galaxies of snails.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Amazingly, I can still see the stars: whole galaxies blooming from nothing—pink and purple suns, vast silver oceans, a thousand white moons.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • And then I would hear him say: "Lord, You turn the wheels of the galaxies.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Clancy had the kind of confidence that made him the sun at the center of East River’s galaxy.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • A sparkling galaxy of dust motes swam through the slanting early light, shimmering up and down across the lofty room crowded with its armoires and desks, its gilt sofas and cabinets and chairs.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Star upon star, red, blue, yellow, and white, swirling nebulae, galaxy upon galaxy: the universe, in its incandescence and darkness.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • He saw stars a whole galaxy behind his eyes.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Attacks of September 11, 2001
  • A Tour of the Galaxy
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • I looked out at the galaxy of flashing lights, felt my eyes well up, and for the second time that day I realized that I was crying.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Speaking of expansion, did you know that there are now something like ninety billion galaxies in the universe?
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away .
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Somewhere in the galaxy of planes, a Zero fired on a bomber, which fired back.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • They swirled around Tally, little spiral galaxies set in motion by her passage.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • I had a home in a land that might as well be in another galaxy to the people sleeping on the other side of the wall I leaned against.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Overhead, the ceiling was higher than a cathedral, sparkling like a galaxy of stars.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • On top of that, Kirk had the romantic chops to woo women in every galaxy he visited.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • As we got closer to the monsters, the sound of Charybdis got louder and louder-a horrible wet roar like the galaxy’s biggest toilet being flushed.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • She had the entire cosmos living on her skin: gleaming constellations, galaxies too bright to look at, glowing nebulae of pink and blue dust.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • And possibly not even in our galaxy!
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • There’s something strange in the stare, as if I am alien, a visitor from another planet, another galaxy.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • The polished marble floor swirled with constellation designs, as if we were stepping across the galaxy.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • People should be allowed to have as many children as they like, and the surplus population should be sent to other worlds, to spread mankind so far across the galaxy that no disaster, no invasion could ever threaten the human race with annihilation.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Our galaxy is a huge disk of stars millions of light-years across, and the solar system is somewhere near the outside edge of the disk.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • He was sorely tempted, too, by the perfect, moving model of the galaxy in a large glass ball, which would have meant he never had to take another Astronomy lesson.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • The minute you start to write all those people are at the other end of the galaxy, or something.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • The faint pulse of the plants’ awareness bathed the galaxy of stars that wheeled behind his eyes-each bright spark representing a life-in a soft, omnipresent glow.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The worst riff-raff in the galaxy are sent to Salusa Secundus.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Again I looked out: we were passing a church; I saw its low broad tower against the sky, and its bell was tolling a quarter; I saw a narrow galaxy of lights too, on a hillside, marking a village or hamlet.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • He had said she looked distant, but the expression in his eyes was as remote as a faraway galaxy.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Suddenly, however, like distant fiery explosions in far-off galaxies, memories began to materialize, billowing toward Langdon like shock waves across a vast nothingness.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Today we know that the sun is only one of an infinite number of stars, and that all the stars around us make up only one of many billions of galaxies.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • But was another planet or galaxy the most likely source of contamination for the earth?
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Does he want the truth of someone traveling at almost the speed of light in another galaxy?
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Between the acts she studied the galaxy of matinee attendants in front rows and boxes, and conceived a new idea of the possibilities of New York.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • The pontifical nuptial high mass was celebrated by such a galaxy of cardinals and bishops and nuncios that there seemed to be no part of the immense church which was not teeming with violet and scarlet and incense and little boys ringing silver bells.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • If there is anyone in the entire galaxy I am dying to tell what really happened, it’s Rachel.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • She sees in Krishna’s mouth the whole complete entire timeless universe, all the stars and planets of space and the distance between them, all the lands and seas of the earth and the life in them; she sees all the days of yesterday and all the days of tomorrow; she sees all ideas and all emotions, all pity and all hope, and the three strands of matter; not a pebble, candle, creature, village or galaxy is missing, including herself and every bit of dirt in its truthful place.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • So when I look up I see a galaxy of adventures and heroes and villains, all jostling together and trying to outdo one another, and I sometimes want to tell them to hush up and not distract me with their chatter.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
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