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  • Rows of fluorescent lights glowed harshly overhead, providing all the ambiance of a discount-furniture store.†   (source)
  • It was part of the ritual, as was the rule that she fixed the entree, I did the salad or vegetable, and we lit the candles, for ambiance.†   (source)
  • Low in ambience but high in character, it was similar to the pier restaurants they had on Cape Cod-wooden floors scraped and scuffed by years of sandy shoes, large windows offering a view of the Atlantic Ocean, pictures of trophy fish on the walls.†   (source)
  • As I was simply drinking in the ambiance in my antiquated but palatial office, I was thinking how far I had come since the lean days in law school.†   (source)
  • I told him I drank it, but really I brought it out here, 'cause it adds ambience.†   (source)
  • Eleanor was delighted by the ambiance, a word she pronounced a little French.†   (source)
  • Fredi's music was just one way he tried to change the ambience.†   (source)
  • It was packed inside with foreigners and locals who felt the ambience worth the prices.†   (source)
  • It seemed even here, Roarke demanded ambiance.†   (source)
  • Friends of mine who had gone to "real Harvard" said that displaying one's Harvard pedigree was "not the thing to do," as if people could tell you went to Harvard by your ambience alone.†   (source)
  • The ambience was important, for it was vital that he stare into the eyes of the chairman when he asked questions, his own eyes ice-cold, demanding … threatening.†   (source)
  • The Chinese, who make up a majority of her clientele, expect ambience, and she gives them what they pay for.†   (source)
  • But I was also beginning to noticesomething chilly and remote in an ambiance of such conscious perfection.†   (source)
  • This means that you can get drunk, for the sake of building ambience and camaraderie (and for your own taut nerves), but still keep in mind that you haven't done right if you don't eventually bear him home.†   (source)
  • The ambiance is more intense when someone throws one at you.†   (source)
  • Only two intertwined sounds now intruded, and these faintly—a muffled noise embedded in the very ambience of Auschwitz and as rhythmic as the sea: the chuffing of locomotives and the remote rumble of shunting boxcars.†   (source)
  • We stayed in a small motel with charming ambiance.
  • What do you think I'm here for, the ambience?†   (source)
  • "Love the ambiance you've created tonight.†   (source)
  • Her father-in-law's intention, she supposed, was to create an ambience of solidity and family tradition.†   (source)
  • They dressed as if they were traveling on a fashionable ocean liner, with bustles under their silk skirts and lace gorgets and broad-brimmed hats trimmed with crinoline flowers, and the two younger women changed their entire outfits several times a day, so that they seemed to carry with them their own springlike ambience while the other passengers were suffocating in the heat.†   (source)
  • Rings by the register for impulse buyers, incense burning for ambience, plenty of ones in the register.†   (source)
  • The ambience was Italian in all things.†   (source)
  • There is no ambiance of hazard here, but something so tightly repressed, so rigidly ordered, so consecrated to the adoration of restraint that you sometimes want to scream out for excess, for a single knee bent toward bad taste, for the cleansing roar of pandemonium to establish a foothold somewhere in the city But, of course, the charm of the city lies in this adherence to a severity of form.†   (source)
  • With the burning, immobile afternoon sun, a small soiled plot of the vast Caribbean playground came back to its own particular ambience, death receding with each application of Bain de Soleil and another rum punch.†   (source)
  • There was at least one strong similarity about Sophie's and Wanda's background: they had both been brought up in an ambience of rapturous Germanism.†   (source)
  • The Reverend Entwistle, drugged with Budweiser and in bed with a woman not his wife, was basically ill-at-ease in this illicit ambience, even while asleep.†   (source)
  • There in the golden spring dusk of Manhattan, in an ambience of culture and unassertive affluence from which I knew I would forever be excluded, a soirée would be commencing at the Winston Hunnicutts', for that was the swank name with which I had christened them.†   (source)
  • This would certainly have tended to remove me from the earthy, ramshackle ambience of Yetta Zimmerman's Pink Palace and thus doubtless from the sequence of events that were in the making and compose the main reason for this story.†   (source)
  • These proceedings, then, occupied people's minds, they were an essential component of the local ambiance—and even in saying that, we have not really expressed what was going on.†   (source)
  • Her departure had taken place in much the same fashion as others Hans Castorp had seen during his stay: the sleigh or carriage stopped at the ramp, driver and porter strapped down trunks, and around the main entrance were gathered sanatorium guests—both friends of the person who, whether cured or not, whether to live or to die, was returning now to the flatlands, and mere onlookers playing hooky from their rest cure to take in the ambiance.†   (source)
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