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as in:  conditions in that environment

Cactus survives in the harsh desert environment.
  surrounding conditions (such as:)
  • conditions in a geographic area
  • conditions that affect a particular activity — such as business, learning, or raising children
  • conditions that create a certain mood — such as one of romance or competition
  • conditions that impact a particular computer system, subsystem, or program
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  • Cactus survives in the harsh desert environment.
  • We create a supportive environment where it’s safe to take chances.
  • She does well in a competitive environment.
  • It’s not a good environment for raising children.

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  • The company provides a comfortable working environment.
  • The program is optimized for the Windows environment.
  • Numerous environmental factors can impact expression of the gene.
  • The home environment can undo a lot you try to do at school.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • See, there’s this boy who’s starting middle school this year, and he’s never been in a real school environment before because he was homeschooled, so...
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • We are quartered in Centenary Hal l, a dark brick structure we share with the popular culture department, known officially as American environments.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise

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  • He said that if tests were held on Earth, the candidates would just study up on terrestrial environments.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • Somehow human beings always cope with their environments.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • It was being shown how to explore in difficult environments and to report back.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • We don’t know exactly how it affects humans in human environments.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • Yet dragons, especially white ones who are rarely active in their cold environments, can live many centuries without meat.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • It’s pretty horrifying, when you think of it, that we can still describe people who just go about living their daily lives, speaking a language that they learned in their homes and in their neighborhoods, and have some outsider listen to it and say it’s ’gibberish,’ when it serves them perfectly well as a vehicle of communication for what they want to do in those environments.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • What the dogs knew was that there were four distinct environments in our house and they rarely came together.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • There are six low phoenix notes and six high, six worldly environments, six senses, six virtues, six obligations, six classes of ideograph, six domestic animals, six arts, and six paths of metempsychosis.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • It was a different type of hunting; we all like being in different environments.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • An African American woman, she was adept even in environments where her gender or race made her an outsider.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • And on the face of it, with the world the way it is now, with planes and computers and cars with brains and comfort-controlled environments and every single whim catered to by technology—with all of that, all that we have become—it doesn’t somehow seem possible to do something so basic and elemental.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • And these days everybody has animatronic environments.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • The visit renewed his enthusiasm for his work and reminded him that there were environments where his heritage could drift into the background.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • In these city environments people began to think in a completely new way.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • They needed such environments in order to practice their art.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • They did prefer zero-gravity environments.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • A few elves have gone beyond mere aesthetic changes and altered their anatomy to adapt to various environments, as you will see during the Blood-oath Celebration.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • They’re products of particular places and environments.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Epidemics, Zenilman’s map demonstrates, are strongly influenced by their situation — by the circumstances and conditions and particulars of the environments in which they operate.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • But for long days hunched over his spotting scope, Schaller found himself simply admiring how magnificently the ibex had adapted to this harshest of all environments.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • They’re exposed to chemicals, sunlight, and different environments, all of which can cause DNA changes.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Heat signatures in controlled environments showed up like solar flares, and already his goggles revealed a glowing red smear on a banister up ahead, which Bellamy or Langdon had grabbed on to while running past.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Leavitt himself suggested the analogy of the upper atmosphere and the depths of the sea as equally inhospitable environments, but equally viable.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • An example of the measures we’ve been talking about—including emergency obstetrics to save lives in difficult environments—can be found in a wondrous hospital in a remote country that doesn’t even existů.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • I’ve heard from parents who feel overwhelmed by the challenges of raising their children in hostile environments and who are taking advantage of the resources in the guide.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • The Bureau then placed them in secure environments to settle in for the long haul, equipped with basic versions of the serums to help them control their society.
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • Some Secret Service agents believe that seaports such as Galway are higher-risk environments than inland cities because of their large immigrant populations, but as is always the case when a motorcade route causes the president’s car to slow down for a turn, the intersection has been thoroughly prechecked by an advance team of agents.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • The McDonald’s Corporation led the way in the standardization of America’s retail environments, rigorously controlling the appearance of its restaurants inside and out.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • I had certainly entered enough hostile environments during my police career.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Heredity and environment are funny things.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • It is an environment as real as the world.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • At the beginning of the school year, when I enlisted certain children to be a "welcoming committee" to August, I did so as a way of easing his transition into a school environment.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Sometimes these mutations occur during pregnancy. Sometimes they’re inherited from one parent carrying the dominant gene. Sometimes they’re caused by the interaction of many genes, possibly in combination with environmental factors.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • He’d been having trouble, he said, establishing an Elvis Presley power base in the department of American environments.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • type environments where glass walls are considered quite the concept.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • And that was before the smart machines, dataspheres, and user-friendly environments.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Was it because prisons are full of nasty people, or was it because prisons are such nasty environments that they make people nasty?
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • They were legally condemned children hidden away in adult prisons, largely unknown and forgotten, preoccupied with surviving in dangerous, terrifying environments with little family support or outside help.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The essence of the Power of Context is that the same thing is true for certain kinds of environments — that in ways that we don’t necessarily appreciate, our inner states are the result of our outer circumstances.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Scientists had spent millions of dollars conducting research on those cells to study the behavior of each tissue type, comparing one to another, testing the unique responses of different cell types to specific drugs, chemicals, or environments.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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