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Finally, he pulled out a densely packed manila folder full of messy papers, many of them bent and sticking out at odd angles.
James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  the capital and largest city of the Philippines
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As a common noun (non-capitalized), manila refers to a strong paper or thin cardboard with a smooth light brown finish. It’s name comes from the fact that it may be made from Manila hemp.
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  • Finally, he pulled out a densely packed manila folder full of messy papers, many of them bent and sticking out at odd angles.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • A manila folder on the table beside his bed caught his attention.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • Boney was even holding a paper coffee cup and a manila folder that looked like a prop.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • The box held seven hammered-gold rings, each as thin as manila paper, to be worn stacked.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • Beneath it is a manila envelope carrying my name across the front of it.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • She pulled out a long manila envelope, checked inside, then gingerly put it back again.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • He was studying a sheet of onionskin covered with blurred typewriting—a carbon copy, obviously; the one and only item in an unmarked manila envelope.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Then she put the forms and the photocopy in a manila envelope addressed to the agency and mailed them off, fully expecting to hear nothing for weeks or months, or possibly ever.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • He is wearing a trench coat and a pair of horn-rimmed glasses and is holding a manila folder full of official-looking papers.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • On the table in a brown manila envelope were one hundred passports to safety.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place

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  • I was proud of it, it was a good beginning, and now I took it out of its manila folder and reread it for perhaps the ninetieth time.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Miss Greene crouched in front of a file cabinet behind her desk, tugged out a clean manila folder, and printed my name on the tab in black Magic Marker.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • He wagged a legal-size manila envelope in my face and shrugged.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Hong Kong fell on Christmas; North Borneo, Rabaul, Manila, and the U.S. base in the Philippines fell in January.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Father judiciously traded these for an extra orang-utan from the Mysore Zoo and a chimpanzee from the Manila Zoo.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • The dog whimpered and squealed in brute, dumbfounded hysteria at the end of an old Manila rope and groveled and crawled on its belly without resisting, but the man beat it and beat it anyway with his heavy, flat stick.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • When the shelling began that night, as Nathan was hit and stumbled unseen through the darkness into a pig shed, the company received orders to move quickly to the Bataan Peninsula, where they could hide in the jungle, regroup, then march back to retake Manila.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Civille had a salad, followed by risotto with Prince Edward Island mussels and Manila clams, finished with squid ink.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Hans and Pete moved along the bank, snubbing with a thin Manila rope from tree to tree, while Thornton remained in the boat, helping its descent by means of a pole, and shouting directions to the shore.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • Tokyo or Teheran, Manila or Muscat; people in his profession never knew what was coming.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • I never even kissed another woman, not really, not even when I had duty in Tokyo or Manila or Hong Kong, and she was half a world away.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • I bought fifty feet of Manila hemp just to have it around, show it to my son, talk about where it comes from, how it’s made.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • He still wore the black ribbon on his hat as a sign of respect for the family, and he took pleasure in showing his affection for Ursula by bringing her exotic gifts: Portuguese sardines, Turkish rose marmalade, and on one occasion a lovely Manila shawl.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • When nearly two hundred Japanese bombers arrived over Manila, ten hours after the Pearl Harbor attack, they simply obliterated this fleet, which sat in convenient clusters on the tarmac.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • He was born with the Missouri Compromise and lay a-dying amid the echoes of Manila and El Caney: stirring times for living, times dark to look back upon, darker to look forward to.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • He puts Manila postmarks on them to fool me.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • They were supposed to be taken by train to be loaded on an American boat sailing from Tientsin to Manila, but the ship was sunk.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • When at last they were alone in the bedroom, Cousin Hildebranda bolted the door with a crossbar and from under the straw matting of her bed took out a manila envelope sealed in wax with the emblem of the national telegraph.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • On the seventh day of the war he was in Manila Bay looking at the city through his periscope, still without orders.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • The bleeding subsided, leaving her able to fly, along with my siblings, to Manila.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • He’d been here before, in the back alleys of Manila.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • The shipment originated at Ferlite Farms, a monkey wholesale facility located not far from the city of Manila.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • Manila, she said.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • Maurice P. Dunlap[55] offers the following specimen of a conversation between two Americans long resident in Manila: Hola, amigo.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • He was an architect and had done his work pretty well in Chicago, New York, Washington, San Francisco, Manila, and many other cities.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Seville: it brings to the mind girls dancing with castanets, singing in gardens by the Guadalquivir, bull-fights, orange-blossom, mantillas, mantones de Manila.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • He held the thin manila folder in his hands and read the con-tents for the fifth time.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • I was about to climb aboard a bucket called the General Jones bound for Manila, Taipei, Yokohama, Pearl, and Seattle when a dispatch came granting my USAREUR, Heidelberg, Germany, by available military transportation, for discharge, at own request see reference foxtrot.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Clearly he must have shifted the scene of his operations farther west, because a year later he plays an incredibly audacious, but not a very profitable part, in a serio-comic business in Manila Bay, in which a peculating governor and an absconding treasurer are the principal figures; thereafter he seems to have hung around the Philippines in his rotten schooner battling with un adverse fortune, till at last, running his appointed course, he sails into Jim’s history, a blind accomplice…
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Then, toward the end of the third day, I noticed a thick manila folder on my pillow.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • On Christmas morning, Mom came into my room and sat on my bed, handing over a large manila envelope.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • A narrow manila envelope, slightly larger than letter size.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • They’re in my top desk drawer, in a manila envelope.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • That evening, when Dewey left his office in the courthouse at Garden City, he took home with him a manila envelope.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • He took out a legal-sized manila envelope.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Plans "This just came," Ellie said the next day, walking to the back of the trailer with a thick manila envelope.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • In his hand was a manila file.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • He handed me a guidon, a manila-colored book the size of a small spiral notebook that contained all of the "knowledge" we had to memorize in order to make the transition from plebe to new cadet.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Roy’s father clicked open his briefcase and removed a thick manila folder.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • Horace dropped it into a manila envelope.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
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