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They say they can genetically engineer bacteria or yeast to produce whatever molecules they need to replace gasoline.
  the simplest structural unit of an element or compound
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  • They say they can genetically engineer bacteria or yeast to produce whatever molecules they need to replace gasoline.
  • That protein molecule is found in lower concentrations in the brains of people suffering ordinary age-related memory loss.
  • Then he became fully aware of the throbbing pain that consumed his body, dwelling in every last molecule.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • His face was red from crying, his suit was all rumpled, and I could see the distress in every molecule of his body, horrified at the thought of his wife dying.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir

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  • But I know it’s a molecular transporter!’
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • So I spit in my hand, just a little drop, but Freak says it doesn’t matter how much, a single molecule would work, because it’s the principle of the thing.
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
  • In the library, it monitored the molecular composition of every person who exited, to make sure no one left with a book in their hands or hidden under their clothes.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • I stroked his hair, his skin, his brow with my fingertips, tears sliding unchecked down my cheeks, my nose against his, and all the time he watched me silently, studying me intently as if he were storing each molecule of me away.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • It’s the lightning bolt that seared every molecule in your body.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • We were doing the molecular structure of atoms and how they vibrate.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging

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  • The molecular signature of bad breath.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Smoke: her great-uncle says it is a suspension of particles, billions of drifting carbon molecules.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • I’m terrified I’m going to fall, but for some reason I can’t move or back away from the edge of the cliff, even as I feel the ground sifting away from underneath me, millions of molecules rearranging themselves into space, into wind: Any second I’m going to fall.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • The map itself became a center of class activity—the map, a symbol of the world, where Yamacraw was not even a pinprick, not even represented by a molecular dot when compared to the incomprehensible vastness of the world.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • "Maybe," I whispered to Betsie, "only a molecule or two really gets through that little pinhole—and then in the air it expands!"
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • The Commandant was a homebody, as we shall observe, but one dedicated blindly to duty and a cause; thus he became a mere servomechanism in which a moral vacuum had been so successfully sucked clean of every molecule of real qualm or scruple that his own descriptions of the unutterable crimes he perpetrated daily seem often to float outside and apart from evil, phantasms of cretinous innocence.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I feel lighter, as if I’m shedding matter, losing molecules, calcium from my bones, cells from my blood; as if I’m shrinking, as if I’m filling with cold air, or gently falling snow.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Around Jason, the air molecules stopped humming.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • It was the same setup as the Egyptian Museum back in December, except this time there were volcanoes and molecule dioramas on the tables instead of pyramids and pharaohs.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • She was a masterpiece of composure; nothing ever ruffled her or made her upset, and though she was not beautiful her calmness had the magnetic pull of beauty —a stillness so powerful that the molecules realigned themselves around her when she came into a room.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Had there been a better way, I might not have accidentally dropped the urn right onto the hardwood floor, which made my mom scream and my dad immediately jump down on all fours and start sweeping the ashes into a pile with his bare hands, almost as if he were trying to save each and every molecule of my former self.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • At the molecular level, there were no surprises.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • The drug was Phalanxifor, this molecule designed to attach itself to cancer cells and slow their growth.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Scientists give us gobbledegook about friction and molecules.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • In order for the toxic compound to be excreted in the urine, it first has to bind with available molecules of glucose or amino acid.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Further circuits amused themselves by analyzing the molecular components of the door, and of the humanoids’ brain cells.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Every molecule of air gave off red fire.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • He breathed in through his mouth and seemed to hold it in, as though squeezing every last oxygen molecule from it before exhaling again.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • Dylan’s body dissolved into smoke, as if his molecules were coming unglued.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • The commercialization of molecular biology is the most stunning ethical event in the history of science, and it has happened with astonishing speed.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • It’s crammed full of molecules and vessels endlessly shuttling enzymes and sugars from one part of the cell to another, pumping water, nutrients, and oxygen in and out of the cell.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • You might as well ask a man to eat molecules with a pair of chopsticks, as to try to interest me about the less carnivora, when I know of what is before me.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • He Wanted to Kiss Me I felt it with every nerve, every fiber, every molecule of my being.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Maybe one of the molecules of iron from the corpse’s hemoglobin is in the strand of grass next to my ear.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • Fools, common men, even common mathematicians, do not know anything of what some general expression may mean to the student of molecular physics.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Who, then, can calculate the course of a molecule?
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The molecules of my body felt like they were heating up, buzzing so fast they might fly apart.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Not even molecules could escape the time-field, much less a human boy.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • He’d already showered at the mine, most likely, but Mom wouldn’t let him in the house if he had a molecule of coal anywhere on him.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • All the molecules that make up our cells — carbohydrates, proteins, and fats — contain the element carbon.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • His voice cracked, and he turned away, staring at the place where Lilith had stood until a moment ago, a bare patch of stone now silvered with scattered molecules of salt.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • The outcome: an immense vista of reflections that penetrated every liquid molecule.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Even if you couldn’t see it beneath the surface, molecules were bonding, energy pushing up slowly, as something worked so hard, all alone, to grow.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • What power had given to an unseen arrangement of molecules the power on which their lives depended and the lives of all the men who waited for the eighty boxcars?
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • He actually demonstrated that we are all physically connected . that the molecules in your body are intertwined with the molecules in mine . that there is a single force moving within all of us.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • His shield had been activated, set low but still enough to slow molecular interchange across the field barrier.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The excruciating jolt of pain seemed to penetrate every molecule of his body.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Consider one definite molecule
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • And stars are the places where the molecules that life is made of were constructed billions of years ago.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • Otherwise you live with your face squashed against a wall, everything a huge foreground, of details, close-ups, hairs, the weave of the bedsheet, the molecules of the face.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
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