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Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  the central area of a church
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  • America, 1 \Nave beloledtm Vrosnilies t’e,e. I debated crumpling it up and tossing it in the trash.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • She remembered her in the nave of the Institute, a dark-haired boy clinging to her wrist.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • They flew down the length of the nave, turned sharply, and disappeared through a doorway.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Once in, I paid little attention to the architecture, although I knew the terms: clerestories and naves were things I’d written papers about.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye

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  • Well, this is the nave, where the pews are.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • We found it fairly easily, on a street with a nave of ancient elms branching over it.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • On Monday morning, instead of sitting in first-period bio, Emily stood next to her parents in the high-ceilinged, marble-floored nave of Rosewood Abbey.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • He must have been playing with the tapers in the huge candelabras that decorated the sides of the nave.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • The elevator doors opened onto the nave of the cathedral, alive with the dancing light of candles.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • The eyes of Porthos were furtively cast upon this lady, and then roved about at large over the nave.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers

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  • Tonight, the cavernous nave of Saint-Sulpice was as silent as a tomb, the only hint of life the faint smell of incense from mass earlier that evening.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Wearing their infrared goggles, they fanned out across the nave, swinging their detectors before them.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Beyond it, she could see the empty nave of the cathedral, light shimmering in a line of candelabras down the center aisle.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • Capricorn’s church contained no pews of the kind Meggie had seen in other churches, just two long wooden tables with benches, one on each side of the nave.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • I provided this bar in the middle with ribbed machinery, and at each end with a sort of nave, in which, as in a cart wheel, four flat spokes, or paddles, were fixed obliquely.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • All you gods, In general synod, take away her power; Break all the spokes and fellies from her wheel, And bowl the round nave down the hill of heaven, As low as to the fiends!
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • Pews fell, hymnals flew, and a silver Communion set cruised silently across the vaulted darkness of the nave to crash into the far wall.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • A long ray of the sun fell across the nave and seemed to darken the lower sides and the corners.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Sophie sat on one of the benches in the center of the nave, staring toward the altar at an old crucifix painted with muted colors.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The candles on the high altar had been extinguished but the fragrance of incense still floated down the dim nave.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • He moved through the Great Crossing, down the nave toward the narthex and the front doors.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • At the far end of the nave the altar loomed out of the shadows, laden with white flowers.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • But all’s too weak; For brave Macbeth,—well he deserves that name,— Disdaining fortune, with his brandish’d steel, Which smok’d with bloody execution, Like valor’s minion, Carv’d out his passag tTill he fac’d the slave; And ne’er shook hands, nor bade farewell to him, Till he unseam’d him from the nave to the chaps, And fix’d his head upon our battlements.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • The result was that you were yourself on foot, armed only with steel, against an adversary who weighed a good deal more than you did and who could unseam you from the nave to the chaps, and set your head upon his battlements.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for mine eyes nave seen the King, seen the King, the Lords of hosts.
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • Save for surplice he might have been a Catholic choir boy, with for nave the looming and shadowy crib, the rough planked wall beyond which in the ammoniac and dryscented obscurity beasts stirred now and then with snorts and indolent thuds.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • At last he did turn, and stalked resolutely down the nave, braving them all, with a compressed lip.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • From the chime in the spire, over the intersection of the aisles and nave, to the great bell of the front, he cherished a tenderness for them all.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • There was no one even to tell her which, of all the sepulchral slabs that paved the nave and transepts, was the one that was really beautiful, the one that had been most praised by Mr. Ruskin.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • I wandered through the latticework of shadows and fallen blocks into the nave.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • In form it was like the nave of a cathedral with one gable removed, but the scene within was anything but devotional.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • "You are very friendly towards me," said K., as they walked up and down beside each other in the darkness of one of the side naves.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • His voice was sombre now, like a great organ rolling its notes from a high cathedral nave.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • But in the crowd leaving the church she felt him so close, so clearly, that an irresistible power forced her to look over her shoulder as she walked along the central nave and then, a hand’s breadth from her eyes, she saw those icy eyes, that livid face, those lips petrified by the terror of love.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • The hall glowed like a cathedral nave at Eastertide.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Overhead, Handel’s March swelled pompously through the imitation stone vaulting, carrying on its waves the faded drift of the many weddings at which, with cheerful indifference, he had stood on the same chancel step watching other brides float up the nave toward other bridegrooms.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • There was every walk and nook which Alice had made glad; and in the minster nave was one flat stone beneath which she slept in peace.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • They strolled undemonstratively up the nave towards the altar railing, which they stood against in silence, turning then and walking down the nave again, her hand still on his arm, precisely like a couple just married.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • In the valley beneath lay the city they had just left, its more prominent buildings showing as in an isometric drawing—among them the broad cathedral tower, with its Norman windows and immense length of aisle and nave, the spires of St Thomas’s, the pinnacled tower of the College, and, more to the right, the tower and gables of the ancient hospice, where to this day the pilgrim may receive his dole of bread and ale.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • And so it was that they walked on together now in silence, the tall shafts of the trees in the approaching dusk making solemn aisles through which they proceeded as might worshipers along the nave of a cathedral, the eyes of Clyde contemplating nervously and wearily a smear of livid red still visible through the trees to the west.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • …these things made of the church for me something entirely different from the rest of the town; a building which occupied, so to speak, four dimensions of space—the name of the fourth being Time—which had sailed the centuries with that old nave, where bay after bay, chapel after chapel, seemed to stretch across and hold down and conquer not merely a few yards of soil, but each successive epoch from which the whole building had emerged triumphant, hiding the rugged barbarities of the…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Would not this nave of a wheel have his ears cut off?
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
  • Then down the nave he saw Miss Schlegel and her brother.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Newman went into the little nave and of course found a deeper dusk than without.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • And when I refused to take it back, he gave It in alms to the poor right there in the nave.
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • Nor am I sure that she would nave made even a token protest; she might have cooperated heartily.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • As they proceeded down the seemingly endless nave, his eyes darted about behind their obscuring mask.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • The interior was small—tiny when compared with St. Peter’s—with a short nave under a low vault.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • And on the Sunday of the sermon a huge congregation filled the nave, overflowing onto the steps and precincts.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • Rows of granite pews, dappledwith different colors, extending all the way to the far-off entrance to the nave.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
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