To see details on the word
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.

’Or Andes,’ said Peter.
Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  South America mountain range that is the world’s longest — running 5000 miles along the Pacific coast
 Mark word for later review on this computer
Web Links:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Dictionary -®
Dictionary/Synonyms - Google®
Dictionary List - OneLook®
Wikipedia Article
Google Images
  • ’Or Andes,’ said Peter.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • Unless the rumors from the Andes are true.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • I would have made a pilgrimage to the highest peak of the Andes, could I when there have precipitated him to their base.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • I thought you were in the Andes, looking for your relatives.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl

  • Show more
  • But who could show a cheek like Queequeg? which, barred with various tints, seemed like the Andes’ western slope, to show forth in one array, contrasting climates, zone by zone.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • It’s like living in the Andes, in South America, high.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • There was a scale-model Andes range down here: dozens of boxes and crates stuffed with papers, most of them white and shapeless with age and damp.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Indeed, whatever being uttered that fearful shriek could not soon repeat it: not the widest-winged condor on the Andes could, twice in succession, send out such a yell from the cloud shrouding his eyrie.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • His first estate in Argentina was a wooden shack in the foothills of the Andes.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • In South America he made similar discoveries high up in the mountains of the Andes.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World

  • Show more again
  • He had reached twenty-two thousand feet on Aconcagua, in the Andes, the highest mountain outside Asia, and summited Nanda Devi, India’s tallest peak.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • She opened the door upon her balcony and looked at the great tiers of stars that glittered above the Andes.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • She began to talk about a walking holiday they had taken once, years ago, in the Pennines, how they had done an average of twenty miles a day, and I nodded my head, smiling politely, wondering about the Pennines, thinking they were something like the Andes, remembering, afterwards, they were that chain of hills marked with a furry line in the middle of a pink England on my school atlas.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • Featuring J. Carroll Naish, Keith Andes and the early Marilyn Monroe.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • There are Incan roads in the Andes that even today you couldn’t work a knife between two of the cobblestones.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • Above us, huddled among the brown weeds, there floated objects originating from all over: tree trunks ripped from the Rocky Mountains or the Andes and sent floating down the Amazon or the Mississippi, numerous pieces of wreckage, remnants of keels or undersides, bulwarks staved in and so weighed down with seashells and barnacles, they couldn’t rise to the surface of the ocean.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • As rigor is the theme of Labrador, breathing of the summits of the Andes, space to the Cornish miner who lies in a seam under the sea.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Her husband had an aversion to the air of the Andes that he concealed with a variety of excuses: the dangers to the heart of the altitude, the risks of pneumonia, the duplicity of the people, the injustices of centralism.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • It came from the storm-scarred flanks of the Andes, from the bodies of a billion living creatures, from the dust of meteors that had wandered through space for ages and had come at last to rest.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • Little baggy of dope from the high Andes.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • I thought, There or maybe the Peruvian Andes, since that’s where Dad once camped.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • All the sallies of his will are rounded in by the law of his being, as the inequalities of Andes[192] and Himmaleh[193] are insignificant in the curve of the sphere.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Mary Carmichael might well have a look at that in passing, I thought, for it is a sight that would lend itself to the pen as fittingly as any snowy peak or rocky gorge in the Andes.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • Nonetheless, many Italians, including Garibaldi, had gone to Argentina and come away better, far-seeing men with white mustaches, wrinkled faces, and eyes that had grown wise in the Andes, so to speak.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Geography was taught chiefly by making boys draw maps, and this was a favourite occupation, especially when the country dealt with was mountainous: it was possible to waste a great deal of time in drawing the Andes or the Apennines.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • He emanated the aura of such advanced age that one could suppose he might have predated the great Mesopotamian cities of antiquity, the Chinese Empire, and several of the lesser mountain ranges like the Andes and the Alps (being merely a contemporary of the Himalayas).
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • Senator Trueba was surprised to see his son and granddaughter planning an outing to the mountains, for neither Jaime nor Alba had participated in any sport since they left the English school and had never shown the slightest inclination for the discomforts of hiking in the Andes.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • At the Cedar Street end of the corridor, a private street, one block long, was the Bank of the Andes and Antilles (Ross McGurk, chairman of the board), in whose gold-crusted sanctity red-headed Yankee exporters drew drafts on Quito, and clerks hurled breathless Spanish at bulky women.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • I see plenteous waters, I see mountain peaks, I see the sierras of Andes where they range, I see plainly the Himalayas, Chian Shahs, Altays, Ghauts, I see the giant pinnacles of Elbruz, Kazbek, Bazardjusi, I see the Styrian Alps, and the Karnac Alps, I see the Pyrenees, Balks, Carpathians, and to the north the Dofrafields, and off at sea mount Hecla, I see Vesuvius and Etna, the mountains of the Moon, and the Red mountains of Madagascar, I see the Lybian, Arabian, and Asiatic deserts,
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • She gave such a beautiful description of last New Year’s Eve, which we spent together in my villa in the Andes.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • She had given to the press a detailed account of her secret romance, including a description of the night of last New Year’s Eve which she had spent at d’Anconia’s villa in the Andes.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • If anything turned out for disappointment in the town of Cluxambuqua the grief was somehow assimilated by the overwhelming immanence of the Andes and by the weather of quiet joy that flowed in and about the side-streets.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Respect the _naturlangsamkeit_[296] which hardens the ruby in a million years, and works in duration, in which Alps and Andes come and go as rainbows.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • t the line of the Andes and at the streams of stars crowding forever across the sky.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • She looked at the silver crest that had come from a marble palace in Spain to a shack in the Andes to a log cabin in Colorado-the crest of the men who would not submit.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • What is a sea creature doing in the Andes, Sophie?
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • We’re separated from the Andes by thousands of miles.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • However, this theory alone could not explain why Darwin found the remains of sea creatures high up in the Andes.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Then the whole world was the whale’s; and, king of creation, he left his wake along the present lines of the Andes and the Himmalehs.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Yet I’ll contribute to raise rods on the Himmalehs and Andes, that all the world may be secured; but out on privileges!
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Behind them rose the higher Andes and before them there was a parapet overlooking a deep valley and overlooking wave after wave of hills that stretched toward the Pacific.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Second: To the native Indian of Peru, the continual sight of the snowhowdahed Andes conveys naught of dread, except, perhaps, in the mere fancying of the eternal frosted desolateness reigning at such vast altitudes, and the natural conceit of what a fearfulness it would be to lose oneself in such inhuman solitudes.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • So this bright coin came from a country planted in the middle of the world, and beneath the great equator, and named after it; and it had been cast midway up the Andes, in the unwaning clime that knows no autumn.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Juvenal Urbino greeted the members of the reception line with that naturalness so typical of him, which made everyone think the Doctor bore him a special fondness: first the ship’s captain in his dress uniform, then the Archbishop, then the Governor with his and the Mayor with his, and then the military commander, who was a newcomer from the Andes.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • But it is a mild, mild wind, and a mild looking sky; and the air smells now, as if it blew from a far-away meadow; they have been making hay somewhere under the slopes of the Andes, Starbuck, and the mowers are sleeping among the new-mown hay.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The flood of golden light struck across the Andes and entering the great window fell upon the piles of fruit, the stained brocade upon the table, and the sweet thoughtful forehead of the Peri-chole as she lay sleeping against the sleeve of her protector.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • )] [Footnote 192: Andes, the great mountain system of South America.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
Search for samples from other sources:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Interest -- Source
General -- Google News®
General -- Time® Magazine
General -- Twitter®
Associated words [difficulty]:   Andes [5] , Alps [3] , The Rockies [3] , Appalachians [5] , Mt. Kilimanjaro [6] , Urals [6]
     If popups are enabled: Search in OneLook®   If Flash® is also enabled: Search in Visuwords®
Most commonly used in these subjects:   Architecture, Nature & Ecology, Sports
Home . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading