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  • The water coalesced into a few small rivulets in the mud.†   (source)
  • I was sure it would come to nothing, but just before five p.m., right when we'd said that Luke's party was supposed to start, the gang of dots had coalesced on Vince's meshnet location map.†   (source)
  • On the ceiling, just a few feet above their heads, a big glob of liquid silver was coalescing, seeping out of the metal as if melting into a large teardrop.†   (source)
  • These activities coalesced into a kind of waking dream that was punctuated by the rumble of the combines passing on the west side of the house.†   (source)
  • Centuries coalesced as we picnicked.†   (source)
  • The group coalesces around the front-runners as Frederick and his pursuers get to their feet, all of them pasted with snow.†   (source)
  • The green stars coalesced around it, flashing and whirling, echoing her movements like a school of fish, which, I realized, is just what they were.†   (source)
  • Beidleman, Groom, their clients, and two Sherpas from Fischer's team who had belatedly materialized out of the mist-Tashi Tshering and Ngawang Dorje-had coalesced into a single group.†   (source)
  • Fist-sized bubbles of steam coalesce amid its fractal tracery of hot vanes and pummel the rurface of the ocean, ceaselessly, all day and all night.†   (source)
  • Somehow, the oneness of this shared experience, the coalescing of millions of minds, had affected the randomizing function of these machines, organizing their outputs and bringing order from chaos.†   (source)
  • The red light coalesced into a strange form: a five-foot-tall bird with a man's head.†   (source)
  • A gray haze in the rosy distance that suddenly coalesced and blackened over the house before it plummeted through the History-hole like smoke in a film running backwards.†   (source)
  • Shifting shadows started at last to coalesce, and after a while my eyes became accustomed to the gloom, and I could see.†   (source)
  • After hours of speculation, the story finally began to coalesce.†   (source)
  • Today we should arrive at the school, the place where an enormous coalescence of things occurred, and I'm already feeling tense.†   (source)
  • Steam began to coalesce in a film of vapor on the upper reaches of the windows, closing the courtroom in a little, muffling the pale morning light.†   (source)
  • Looking back at this first year of living in Haiti, Farmer would speak of the feeling that many things in his mind coalesced into a vision of his life's proper work.†   (source)
  • Then, for a brief moment, the howls coalesced into a single tone that was similar to the battle-cry of a charging Kull.†   (source)
  • Before my disbelieving eyes, the particles weave together, coalescing into large, manlike shapes with grasping hands and holes for eyes.†   (source)
  • Caroline leaned against the doorway, her head tilted, and in that moment the dreams she'd nurtured for years had all coalesced.†   (source)
  • Now all those years of anticipation had coalesced.†   (source)
  • These skills would coalesce around the concept of amphibious warfare: troops disembarking from large ships, speeding toward enemy beaches under heavy fire, and charging ahead to enemy-held islands.†   (source)
  • The ever-present fog of the river began to coalesce and draw close to the ship.†   (source)
  • All of this light coalesced and began to shimmer, as though a golden presence hovered above me, suspended in the stairwell, softly entangled with the railings, curling and contracting like smoke.†   (source)
  • New power alignments had coalesced without him and he was at a loss to cope with them.†   (source)
  • It was the mention of money that clinched it for Annie, for the thought had yet to coalesce that there might be some connection between the life of this horse and the life of her daughter.†   (source)
  • Twilight evaporated in a steam of crimson and purple light, and out of that neon vapor, night coalesced against the windows of the yellow and white living room.†   (source)
  • Dark silver fur blew out from the boy, coalescing into a shape more than five-times his size—a massive, crouched shape, ready to spring.†   (source)
  • Running back to the altar, Max saw that the mist above Astaroth was growing brighter, its nimbus coalescing into distinct shapes.†   (source)
  • The fog swirled, spun up, spun out, coalesced into the form of a man.†   (source)
  • And he had this reverence, this vast, eclipsing love for the law that had to be coalesced.†   (source)
  • Booth's hatred for Lincoln, and his deep belief in the institution of slavery, coalesced into a silent rage after the Emancipation Proclamation.†   (source)
  • The ball of flame coalesced.†   (source)
  • her fear was greater now, more coalesced,   (source)
    coalesced = consolidated (different aspects having come together)
  • It took a moment for the thought to coalesce into the form of a question.   (source)
    coalesce = come together
  • another demon, more cunning than the others, had drifted around Magnus and was coalescing behind him, ready to strike—   (source)
    coalescing = coming together (becoming whole)
  • The gas coalesced to form our sun.
  • There are many diverse perspectives, but I think we can coalesce around shared principles.
  • The Roman demigods in the forum had coalesced into an angry mob.†   (source)
  • The mist inside the mirror coalesced, and Sebastian's angular face looked out.†   (source)
  • A cloud of white gas billowed out, coalesced into a glowing ba, and flew off down the corridor.†   (source)
  • There was a pause and Tom could hear two and two coalescing in Smoky's mind.†   (source)
  • Soon, the ripple of black and white flags coalesced into surging waves that filled the entire motherboard.†   (source)
  • My mind closed down and I came immediately back to my bed, my room coalescing around me, my desk and chair, my little chest of drawers, the books and model airplanes suddenly so terribly real.†   (source)
  • Eventually, by simple laws of probability, a series of cyberattack waves had coalesced, the same way giant rogue waves were created in the real oceans that seemingly came from nowhere to wreak destruction.†   (source)
  • The shocking discovery, it seemed, paralleled the ancient spiritual belief in a "cosmic consciousness"—a vast coalescing of human intention that was actually capable of interacting with physical matter.†   (source)
  • For a while, the two ripped-apart pieces were still connected by streams of molten lava that coalesced into a space-spanning river.†   (source)
  • Eragon watched as a sphere of water coalesced from the brook by the hut and floated through the air until it hovered between Oromis's outstretched fingers.†   (source)
  • It swirled like a whirlpool, coalescing slowly in the center of the pentagram into the figure of a man.†   (source)
  • There were maps of the moon, as well as Antarctica, and even maps that were obviously of the Earth, but of a kind that seemed to have coalesced the continents into a single landmass.†   (source)
  • Around the rock, countless minuscule droplets of water filtered up through the soil and coalesced into flawless silver tubes that arched over the edge of the rock and down into the hollow.†   (source)
  • Then he said, "Thrysta vindr," and a hard ball of air coalesced between them and struck Eragon in the middle of his chest, tossing him twenty feet across the plateau.†   (source)
  • Or perhaps the coalesced power of his psychogeist was radiating away like the heat from a rock, as Rose had explained, but just wasn't dispersing fast enough to bring a quick end to this assault.†   (source)
  • Bits and pieces coalesced in my mind: the thin rim of stubble my dad had developed after a few days on the island; the way my mom, without realizing it, would fiddle with her wedding ring when my dad talked too long about something that disinterested her; my dad's darting eyes, always checking the horizon on his never-ending search for birds.†   (source)
  • On the train John fell immediately asleep, and his fever coalesced into a dream of a mountain of fire, spewing hot ash and lava into the trenches of the French countryside, consuming his comrades as they held fast against the German offensive.†   (source)
  • He was upon his feet with his blade in his hand, when the flaming whirlwind coalesced into a manlike form.†   (source)
  • …red flesh of her kill, crying out her great-throated cat-challenge, licking her fur with her broad, pink tongue, feeling the rain fall down upon her back, dripping from off the high, hanging fronds, coming in torrents down from the clouds, which coalesced, miraculously, in the center of the sky; moving with fire in her loins, having mated the night before with an avalanche of death-colored fur, whose claws had raked her shoulders, the smell of the blood driving them both into a great…†   (source)
  • Impossibly, the static coalesces into music.†   (source)
  • He closed his eyes for a moment, forcibly holding himself together, making himself coalesce.†   (source)
  • He shuddered and felt a hard core of determination coalesce in his belly.†   (source)
  • A shape began to coalesce out of it, like black paint being stroked over white canvas, evolving into the figure of a man with broad, planklike shoulders.†   (source)
  • He thinks: It's hunger, the fever, I'm imagining things, my mind is forcing the static to coalesce ….†   (source)
  • And in seeing these sudden coalescences of vision and in recall of some strange fragment of thought whose origin I have no idea of, I'm like a clairvoyant, a spirit medium receiving messages from another world.†   (source)
  • We have reason to believe that the alienated forces within Earth civilization will coalesce and grow.†   (source)
  • There was no time for our eyes to adjust or to feel our way carefully or to do anything other than run in a gasping, stumbling herd with arms outstretched, dodging trunks that seemed to coalesce suddenly in the air just inches from us.†   (source)
  • She found herself staring into a whirling golden maelstrom that slowly began to coalesce into discernible shapes—she thought she could see the outline of mountains, a piece of sky— "Clary!"†   (source)
  • But step into the pentagram, and you've put yourself in the demon's range of power— At that moment the pillar of smoke began to coalesce.†   (source)
  • The line, like a compass needle, pointed diagonally at that faltering spot a hundred yards below and to the left on the mountainside, the waves and shimmers of which began to gather and coalesce into solid black mass, a humanoid thing made from tentacles and shadow, clinging to the rocks.†   (source)
  • Soon, the familiar English fog had begun to coalesce around the ship, and then, twinkling in friendly greeting, the lights of London began to appear.†   (source)
  • I hold it to be the wondrously thin, ruptured membranes of the case, coalescing.†   (source)
  • The clouds just above Carley hung low, and they were like thick, heavy smoke, mushrooming, coalescing, forming and massing, of strange yellow cast of mative.†   (source)
  • But now this old memory of her affection for Odette had coalesced suddenly with his more recent memory of her unseemly conversation.†   (source)
  • When he looked back again the figures of the men were coalescing with the surrounding gloom, the fires were streaky, blurred patches of light.†   (source)
  • It seemed to be a vague passing of old moods, a dim coalescing of new forces, a moment of inexplicable transition.†   (source)
  • And thereafter the suspicions thus far engendered further coalescing into the certainty that there had been foul play.†   (source)
  • ; the feeling, following failure after hours of fruitless search for him, definitely coalescing at last into the conclusion that more than likely he was not down there at all—a hard and stirring thought to all.†   (source)
  • All these memories, following one after another, were condensed into a single substance, but had not so far coalesced that I could not discern between the three strata, between my oldest, my instinctive memories, those others, inspired more recently by a taste or 'perfume,' and those which were actually the memories of another, from whom I had acquired them at second hand—no fissures, indeed, no geological faults, but at least those veins, those streaks of colour which in certain…†   (source)
  • All that was abnormal in human nature seemed coalesced in her, dominant, passionate, savage, terrible.†   (source)
  • The golden radiance of sunrise vanished, and under a gray, lowering) coalescing pall of cloud the round hills returned to their bleak somberness, and the green desert took again its cold sheen.†   (source)
  • Joy in the second moment of its arrival is already less keen than in the first, is still fainter in the third, and finishes by coalescing with our normal mental state, just as the circles which the fall of a pebble forms on the surface of water, gradually die away.†   (source)
  • "The Aged of the Aged, the Unknown of the Unknown, has a form and yet has no form," we read in a kabbalistic text of the * Since in Sanskrit A and U coalesce in O, the sacred syllable is pronounced and often written "OM.†   (source)
  • Not the swarming of the divergent, parallel and finally coalescent armies, but a more inaccessible, more intimate agitation that they in some manner prefigured.†   (source)
  • After Douglas split with the more Southern faction of the Democratic Party headed by President Buchanan, there was even a movement among Republicans to coalesce with him and offer him the presidential nomination in 1860 on a popular-sovereignty platform!†   (source)
  • Attempted drives from east to west—similar to the contrary movements of 1805, 1807, and 1809—precede the great westward movement; there is the same coalescence into a group of enormous dimensions; the same adhesion of the people of Central Europe to the movement; the same hesitation midway, and the same increasing rapidity as the goal is approached.†   (source)
  • When a people, then, have any knowledge of public life, the notion of association, and the wish to coalesce, present themselves every day to the minds of the whole community: whatever natural repugnance may restrain men from acting in concert, they will always be ready to combine for the sake of a party.†   (source)
  • Upon some points these two kinds of centralization coalesce; but by classifying the objects which fall more particularly within the province of each of them, they may easily be distinguished.†   (source)
  • But whenever an aristocracy consents to impart some of its privileges to these same individuals, the two classes coalesce very readily, and assume, as it were, the consistency of a single order of family interests.†   (source)
  • This interest is the common and lasting bond which unites them together; it induces them to coalesce, and to combine their efforts in order to attain an end which does not always ensure the greatest happiness of the greatest number; and it serves not only to connect the persons in authority, but to unite them to a considerable portion of the community, since a numerous body of citizens belongs to the aristocracy, without being invested with official functions.†   (source)
  • …profession—These men called upon to act a prominent part in future society—In what manner the peculiar pursuits of lawyers give an aristocratic turn to their ideas—Accidental causes which may check this tendency—Ease with which the aristocracy coalesces with legal men—Use of lawyers to a despot—The profession of the law constitutes the only aristocratic element with which the natural elements of democracy will combine—Peculiar causes which tend to give an aristocratic turn of mind to…†   (source)
  • It's a kind of a noncoalescence between reason and feeling.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "non-" in noncoalescence means not and reverses the meaning of coalescence. This is the same pattern you see in words like nonfat, nonfiction, and nonprofit.
  • His work did not suffer, but his mood did; he felt more and more that he was living in a cloud chamber, breathing an atmosphere thick with uncoalesced electricity.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in uncoalesced means not and reverses the meaning of coalesced. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • He felt an amorphous fear, and an uncoalesced hatred for Marten, his father's right-hand man (or was it the other way around?†   (source)
  • The sensations swirled and coalesced behind my closed eyelids into a glowing sun that swelled and shrank and finally exploded with a soundless pop that left me in a warm and pulsing darkness.†   (source)
  • It's as if all the knowledge I've soaked in during the past months has coalesced and lifted me to a peak of light and understanding.†   (source)
  • In what ultimate ambition had all concurrent and consecutive ambitions now coalesced?†   (source)
  • But the adverb promises to coalesce with the pronoun so completely as to obliterate all sense of its distinct existence, even as a false noun or adjective.†   (source)
  • The cautions of the school-marm, in a matter so subtle and so plainly lacking in logic or necessity, are forgotten as quickly as her prohibition of the double negative, and thereafter the adjective and the adverb tend more and more to coalesce in a part of speech which serves the purposes of both, and is simple and intelligible and satisfying.†   (source)
  • The women's heads coalesce.†   (source)
  • § 2 /Points of Difference/—These exchanges and coalescences, however, though they invigorate each language with the blood of the other and are often very striking in detail, are neither numerous enough nor general enough to counteract the centrifugal force which pulls them apart.†   (source)
  • In American its conjugation coalesces with that of /am/ in the following manner: /Present/ I am /Past Perfect/ I had of ben /Present Perfect/ I bin (or ben) /Future/ I will be /Past/ I was /Future Perfect/ (wanting) And in the subjunction: /Present/ If I am /Past Perfect/ If I had of ben /Past/ If I was All signs of the subjunctive, indeed, seem to be disappearing from vulgar American.†   (source)
  • The highest prime number coalesced quietly in a corner and hid itself away for ever.   (source)
    coalesced = came together
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