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A bustling crowd of men and women—many of whom clutched rags to their mouths—filled a huge atrium topped with a glass ceiling far above, letting in loads of sunshine.
James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  two of the four filling chambers of the heart (one on the right and left) that collect blood
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atria atriums
Strongly Associated with:   ventricles
Note that "atrium" is singular and that the word can also be used in an architectural sense or in less common anatomical senses. Click on "Definition w/ Pronunciation" for details.
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  • A bustling crowd of men and women—many of whom clutched rags to their mouths—filled a huge atrium topped with a glass ceiling far above, letting in loads of sunshine.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • On Thursday, he was in the atrium of Scales Center after my class.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • There’s a note at the front desk informing me that the band is having a private dinner in the atrium and asking me to join them.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Mae followed Renata out of the atrium.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • Therefore, Mr. Duke, in addition to granting you permission to plant a garden in the central, uncovered atrium, we have made the decision to ask you to be the Building Representative for the Gardens of Glenwood.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • A slender wooden jetty arcs out from a beach called the Plage du Mole; a delicate, reticulated atrium vaults over the seafood market; minute benches, the smallest no larger than apple seeds, dot the tiny public squares.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Columned porticoes faced the central atrium, which had a huge fountain and bronze braziers.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Alan peered down into the atrium, ten stories below, where dozens of men milled about, all in traditional Saudi dress.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • All I know is that barely twelve minutes after Jacobi’s call, my ten-year-old Bronco screeched to a halt in front of the hotel’s atrium entrance.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • First, the left atriums get sewn together.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart

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  • I’m playing hooky to hang out with Isaac, but he’s sleeping, so I’m in the atrium doing geometry.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Next, we stepped into a massive atrium, bursting with jungle leaves, vines tumbling down, branches climbing toward the sky.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • Langdon followed the captain down the famous marble staircase into the sunken atrium beneath the glass pyramid.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The upper floors made a ring of balconies around a huge central atrium, so they could see all the way down to the ground floor.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Langdon followed past what seemed to be countless hallways branching off the main atrium.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Through a tunnel of dogwood draped with creepers, they entered the enclosed atrium of a house grown out of a ring of trees.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • There was a new green metal roof, fresh grass growing out front, and a glass atrium that rose two stories at the rear of the school.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Paul whirled, ran back through the anteroom and out onto the atrium lip above the outer chamber.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • She kissed her mother on the cheek and together they walked to the abbey’s atrium, where bridesmaids and grooms-men waited to make their entrance, along with Dean Liddell, who would escort his daughter down the aisle.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • The older man led the way up the side aisle and out the main doors into the light of a large atrium.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • They walk through the mall together, ducking into a Nike store and then wandering through the atrium of ferns and benches.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Then we’ll go to the museum where Minou can get some cuttings from Tono for the atrium in her apartment.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • He stopped to look down into the atrium of the Hart building.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Eragon bowed to the elf woman and thanked her for her time, then he and Saphira left the atrium through the green leafy tunnel of dogwood.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The day that Florentino Ariza saw Fermina Daza in the atrium of the Cathedral, in the sixth month of her pregnancy and in full command of her new condition as a woman of the world, he made a fierce decision to win fame and fortune in order to deserve her.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Besides Tetha and Sarai and the teenagers, three others died in the crash as pieces of falling vehicles cartwheeled into the crowded atrium of the Opera House itself.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • As I got closer, I saw it was on a jewelry stall, which appeared to be unmanned, although there were signs of someone having just left: a Jumbo Smoothie cup sweating with condensation was sitting on the register, and there was a stick of incense burning, the smoke wafting in long curlicues up toward the high, bright glass atrium-like ceiling above.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • The modern entrance, a towering atrium with marble floors, lies a quarter of a mile away, at the end of a shiny corridor called the Pike—short for turnpike—flanked by banks of elevators, clinical departments to the right and left, inpatient wards on floors above, operating rooms below (forty, not counting the ones in obstetrics), dozens of laboratories in all directions, and mortal dramas everywhere.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Inside was an atrium with stairs to the second floor.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • The breakfast nook, as he charmingly called it, was a huge, sunny atrium off the kitchen.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • At the law offices they walked up many sets of stairs squared off about an enormous atrium.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • They crossed an atrium that rose all five stories and featured a large fruit tree at its center.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • The hag’s small red eyes darted greedily around the atrium.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • I reach the end of one hallway and find myself in an atrium, surrounded by the smell of wet earth.
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • Partway to their destination, they came upon an atrium with a statue of a huge black dragon in the middle.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • He walked through the atrium.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • Hang the crown in thy atrium.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Nico scanned the atrium.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Deepak put a purse-string suture around the right atrium, the upper chamber of the heart that received blood from the vena cava.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Dripping on the large tiles, he ducked into a second hallway and this time was greeted by a large atrium that led to an entire wing.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • Great vacant ways, unrusted, echoed under his lonely feet; he haunted vast arcades, he pierced the atrium, his shoes rang on the temple flags.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • They were seated in the cafe adjacent to the atrium where Raison Pharmaceutical would make its grand announcement as soon as the entourage arrived.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • The great Atrium seemed darker than Harry remem-bered it.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • "The Atrium," said the cool female voice and the golden grilles slid open, showing Harry a distant glimpse of the golden statues in the fountain.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Then a large portion of the Varden departed the atrium, which was noticeably quieter afterward.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • A Roman might have called the apartment into which the visitor was ushered his atrium.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Langdon strode silently behind Vittoria and Kohler as they moved back into the main atrium where Langdon’s bizarre visit had begun.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • That sound replayed in my head as Sonja and I watched Cassie and Colton scamper ahead of us in the Butterfly Pavilion atrium.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • The glass container that held them all fell down through the atrium to the lobby, silent as snow, and the doors opened to a wall of fake rock.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • The high glass atrium lobby, gold columns rising to the third floor.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
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Associated words [difficulty]:   atria [4] , ventricles [6] , aorta [6] , normal blood pressure [6] , vena cava [6] , ventricles [6] , fibrillation [8] , diastole [9] , systole [9]
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