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arcane

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  • An arcane and confusing section of the bill will cripple startups in our industry.
  • You can keep more of your money if you understand a few arcane Internal Revenue Service regulations.
  • the arcane science of dowsing
  • You are surrounded by your own romantic aura, you lie cheek and jowl daily with the arcane.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • The floor was as smooth as if it had been polished, alternating here and there with arcane patterns of gleaming inlaid stone.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Not archaic, just arcane.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • Within the ranks of his arcane field, an advanced technology called synthetic aperture radar, or SAR, he is an eminence.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • And on and on I went in a happy torrent of arcane baseball speculation.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Just because of some arcane class-based regulation in a rule book?
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • I like this one: their arcane trek.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • He taught me everything—weapons training, demonology, arcane lore, ancient languages.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • There were also the Masters of Arcane Knowledge.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • * There's an arcane dispute waiting for anyone who wants to have one about the meaning of the phrase "West Coast offense."
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Cops doled out traffic tickets to drivers for violations that seemed impossibly arcane to many newcomers.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • It may help that I decided to not make this year's treasure hunt an excruciating forced march through my arcane personal memories.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • She might take one casual glance in here and immediately realize in some arcane way what had happened.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Your other protection is human, and therefore fallible, whatever her arcane powers may be.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Your rituals are arcane, and there remain many with which I am not entirely familiar.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • There is some arcane quality about his sketches; some way he makes you see past the face itself and into it.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • All Jessica had wanted was some help with trigonometry, not a course in the arcane ways of Bixby, Oklahoma.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour

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