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Reagan was a president who cut income taxes dramatically but also closed corporate loopholes...
Ross Douthat & Reihan Salam  --  Grand New Party
  an ambiguity (especially one in the text of a law or contract) that makes it possible to evade a difficulty or obligation
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  • Reagan was a president who cut income taxes dramatically but also closed corporate loopholes...
    Ross Douthat & Reihan Salam  --  Grand New Party
  • It’s not commonly known—Father says it’s some odd loophole in Empire law.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • I rest my head against the headrest and close my eyes, attempting to conjure up a loophole in our situation.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • —but I got a clipped, cold no. A no without loopholes.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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  • His freedom wouldn’t be based on some tricky legal loophole or the exploitation of a technicality.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Obviously Mattie knew what there was to know about loopholes.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • There’s a loophole in the law, you’ll find .
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • >From this central block rose the twin towers, ancient, crenelated, and pierced with many loopholes.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Do you not see some loophole, some flaw?
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • The sun had shifted round, and the myriad windows of the Ministry of Truth, with the light no longer shining on them, looked grim as the loopholes of a fortress.
    George Orwell  --  1984

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  • He persisted until, at last, he had not sufficient strength to rise and cast his supper out of the loophole.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The only thing that interests me now is the problem of circumventing the machine, learning if the inevitable admits a loophole.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • I descended, minding carefully where I went for the stairs were dark, being only lit by loopholes in the heavy masonry.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I decided to carefully read all the literature about the program, looking for loopholes.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • But the guns remained loaded, the loopholes in blockhouses and entrenchments looked out just as menacingly, and the unlimbered cannon confronted one another as before.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • And at that, up I jumped, and rubbing my eyes, ran to a loophole in the wall.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • "Ah!" said I, pressing him, for I thought I saw him near a loophole here; "but would that be your opinion at Walworth?"
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • There was, apparently, no considered loopholes.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • There are no loopholes tonight.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Thirty-eight loopholes, pierced by the English at irregular heights, are there still.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • You’ve just got to make sure you close the loopholes.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • The loophole.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Cassy had remarked the young man from her loophole in the garret, and seen him bear away the body of Tom, and observed with secret exultation, his rencontre with Legree.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • "I’m doing the field research for the new revised edition, and one of the things I’ll have to do is include a bit about how the Vogons now employ Dentrassi cooks, which gives us a rather useful little loophole."
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Not a loophole was left, through which the bravest, the most cunning man might escape.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • At last, with intense relief, I saw dimly coming up, a foot to the right of me, a slender loophole in the wall.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • A person misplaced, disorganized, miscalculated, overlooked everything and opened every loophole, and just when he thought he had it made, the government gave him a lake or a forest or an oilfield and spoiled everything.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • And how did he keep finding these loophole openings?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • I had left myself a loophole.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • I’m telling you," he laughed sourly, "they got all the loopholes plugged.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Coupling the poor girl’s intelligence with my previous knowledge, and the result of our good friend’s inquiries on the spot, I left him no loophole of escape, and laid bare the whole villainy which by these lights became plain as day.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Then, swallowing the contents of his glass, which he put down close to him, Athos arose carelessly, took the musket next to him, and drew near to one of the loopholes.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Chance: But I guess the contract we signed is full of loopholes?
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • But even here, two men who watched the light had made a fire, that through the loophole in the thick stone wall shed out a ray of brightness on the awful sea.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • I don’t want to go through all the hopes and the uncertainty of trying to find a loophole to escape from.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • The recollection of his confession of the night before was a cause of acute pain to him; the priest had drawn out every ridiculous detail of the affair and in the end had so magnified his sin that he was almost thankful at being afforded a loophole of reparation.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • We climbed down from the wall with the crowd, and had a last look at the bulls through the loopholes in the wall of the corral.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • He thought he could see Kreacher struggling to see a loophole in the instructions he had just been given and waited.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • When they were set up, our carpenters built a stage of boards all round within, about six feet high, for the men to stand on when to fire thro’ the loopholes.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • "Only one of your fair hands," said Maritornes, "to enable her to vent over it the great passion passion which has brought her to this loophole, so much to the risk of her honour; for if the lord her father had heard her, the least slice he would cut off her would be her ear."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • He saw no solution of anything-not a loophole left.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • We’ve got Cust on the Doncaster murder-the bloodstained coat, the knife-not a loophole there.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • So then there are loopholes, after all, to creep out of the hermitage to the ladies.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Looking for a loophole through which he could escape, he spent hours on end in the telegraph office conferring with the commanders of other towns, and every time he would emerge with the firmest impression that the war was at a stalemate.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Here he ensconced himself, and peeped through the loophole in the direction of the rider’s approach.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • To the right of the Tournelles, that truss of enormous towers, black as ink, running into each other and tied, as it were, by a circular moat; that donjon keep, much more pierced with loopholes than with windows; that drawbridge, always raised; that portcullis, always lowered,—is the Bastille.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Later that night when they had the last houses on the hill, he lay comfortable behind a brick wall with a hole knocked in the bricks for a loophole and looked across the beautiful level field of fire they had between them and the ridge the fascists had retired to and thought, with a comfort that was almost voluptuous, of the rise of the hill with the smashed villa that protected the left flank.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Once in my room I had to stop every loophole, to close the shutters, to dig my own grave as I turned down the bed-clothes, to wrap myself in the shroud of my nightshirt.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • And I see only one loophole of escape for our friend.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • But I discovered the loophole of whiskey and escaped his jurisdiction.
    Eugene O’Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
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