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The Capitol Visitor’s Center cost over $600 million.
  the main building (or buildings) of government

(DO NOT confuse this with the capital — the main city of government)
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This is often confused with "capital" ("al" instead of "ol").  "Capital" references the city from which a nation is governed.
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  • The Capitol Visitor’s Center cost over $600 million.
  • The US Capitol Mall runs from the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial with the Washington Monument in the middle.
  • She was the target of harsh criticism on Capitol Hill.
  • ...a letter opener. The one Paul Samson had used at the capitol there in Baton Rouge.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

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  • Is Caesar yet gone to the Capitol?
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • In the cafeteria in the basement of the Capitol.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • I think the State of Texas would do well, to-day, if it placed the statue of the real Phil Nolan in the Capitol at Washington
    Edward E. Hale  --  The Man Without a Country
  • Of course, I hate the Capitol, but I have no confidence that my being the Mockingjay will benefit those who are trying to bring it down.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • I want everyone watching—whether you’re on the Capitol or the rebel side—to stop for just a moment and think about what this war could mean.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • ...there’s a woman reading a list of expected shortages in the Capitol—fresh fruit, solar batteries, soap.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay

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  • A block away was the state capitol, adorned with three banners: the American flag, the white and red state flag of Alabama, and the battle flag of the Confederacy.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Some say three, others five, and in Felior’s Fall there are a full thirteen of them: one for each pontifet in Atur, and an extra for the capitol."
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Even in the rain he could make out the landmarks, looking surprisingly the way the books had pictured them—the Lee Mansion high on the hill, the bridge, and twice around the circle, so he could get a good look at Abraham Lincoln looking out across the city, the White House and the Monument and at the other end the Capitol.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • There were hearings on Capitol Hill and some guys lost their stars.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Before long, each child glistened with cheap baubles, three or four necklaces, plastic Washington Monuments, and Capitols of fake bronze.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • A Maryland-born officer in Longstreet’s corps, a grandson of the architect Benjamin Latrobe (who helped design the United States Capitol and the White House), directed the artillery fire of ten Confederate guns on Marye’s Heights at the battle of Fredericksburg.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • Maybe a year or two after you were taken, some Psi kids nearly succeeded in blowing up the Capitol.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • I want you to see the White House, the Capitol, the Washington Monument.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Each hour had brought a new horror: the second tower collapsing, news that a plane had crashed into the Pentagon, outside Washington, D.C., and that another plane had been heading for the Capitol or the White House, but had crashed in Pennsylvania… There was the moment when they found out about Mark.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Attacks of September 11, 2001
  • The Capitol, she was told.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • On our senior trip we went to the state capitol, which is at Frankfort.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • The woman drove them past downtown Atlanta, with its gaudy skyscrapers and gleaming gold-domed capitol building, to their new home, a two-bedroom dwelling in Clarkston’s Wyncrest apartments.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • He built a great many memorials and capitols.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • For the greater part of three years, the state’s capitol had remained in the control of white men and Democrats.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • A big gathering of Yucca Mountain protesters was expected at the capitol the following week, when Department of Energy representatives met with the governor.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • It was said that the governor was on his way from the capitol in an executive helicopter.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • I doubt whether even our public edifices—our capitols, state-houses, court-houses, city-hall, and churches,—ought to be built of such permanent materials as stone or brick.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Almost four weeks later, Miss Hastings and I returned from a successful trip to the Texas state capitol in Austin.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • Israeli intelligence forwarded the report to Washington; our capitol correspondents obtained excerpts.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • From the cliffs across the river Carol and Kennicott looked back at St. Paul on its hills; an imperial sweep from the dome of the cathedral to the dome of the state capitol.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • He built state capitols, skyscrapers, railway terminals.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • The boys over at the state capitol are getting worried about how things are going.
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • To the old man, all that stirred was special—the geese flying over the capitol building, for instance.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • The main space was one huge chamber with a circular rotunda, sort of like a capitol building back in the States.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • At this very moment, he was lying in a hotel room not ten blocks from the capitol building in Washington, D.C., sleeping.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • They are difficult to learn outside the federal capitol, where representatives of the entire nation bring knowledge of them.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • It was a town of thirty thousand people, sleepy, with quiet leafy pavements, and a capitol Square in the centre, with radial streets.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • From what I heard, he wasn’t glued to the white capitol building just to be courted by three-piece suits, briefcases and big money.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • "Could you tell me why you’ve spent so much time and effort, and a considerable amount of your own capitol, on this project—one detractors say will never fly?"
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • One of Ohio’s leading papers is the Columbus Dispatch, whose offices are located across the street from the state capitol and one of the most eloquent war memorials in the country.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Not going to my grandmother’s side of the road was an impossibility, and my mother acknowledged it, and went frequently herself in calmer moments, for Ida Rebecca’s house was the capitol of Morrisonville.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • In Alabama, Martin Luther King Jr. returned from Washington, DC, where he’d been received by Vice President Richard Nixon in the nation’s Capitol, even though in his own state capitol he couldn’t drink from the same water fountain as a white janitor.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Capitol Hill comprised a few stores, a few nondescript hotels and boardinghouses clustered near a half-finished sandstone Capitol.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • A Loyalist newspaper in New York had already set the scene in a report published the day before : It is said by some persons who have lately seen the rebel forces that they are the most pitiable collection of ragged, dispirited mortals that ever pretended to the name of an army …. and that if the weather continues fair but a little longer, there is no visible impediment to His Majesty’s troops in completing a march to the capitol of Pennsylvania.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • Capitol building is real big, pretty on the outside but I never been in it.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • The reporters, the camera crews, even Effie Trinket, my old escort, will have made their way to District 12 from the Capitol.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Everybody was on their way to the movies—the Paramount or the Astor or the Strand or the Capitol or one of those crazy places.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • Suddenly he falls into a Capitol accent as he mimics Effie Trinket, the maniacally upbeat woman who arrives once a year to read out the names at the leaping.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • At noon, the governor of New Hampshire held a press conference on the steps of the Capitol building in Concord.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • I did enact Julius Caesar; I was kill’d i’ the Capitol; Brutus killed me.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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