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Definition a place where things merge or flow together — especially rivers; or a coming together
  • An unnaturally bright object comes into view near the confluence of two smaller streams: Fairbanks bus 142.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • I'm prepared now to use the wonderful word confluence, which of itself exists as a reality and a symbol in one.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer's Beginnings
  • As Eragon followed her, he sensed a strange confluence of energies below them and also the minds of five people whose thoughts were closed to him.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The chin is a still larger drop, the confluent dripping of the face.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • The two outfits gradually hunted down the tributary towards its confluence with the Brazos.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • In both crash number one and number three there was a confluence of mechanical problems and mistaken action by the pilot.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • She came at last to a confluence of shabby streets which she assumed from the detached quarter of her map was Stockwell.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • This singular accident, by a strange confluence of emotions in him, was felt as the sharpest sting of all.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Opposite the spot to which he had brought her was such a general confluence, and the river was proportionately voluminous and deep.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • But I could not help myself; indeed, I felt her grief meet mine in some huge gushing confluence and flow onward with it even as I continued to rage.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Their early morning thoughts were stimulated by the confluence of great energy and minds freshly drawn from oblivion.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • It was near dark when they reached it, at the crossroads north of the great confluence of the Trident.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • It sounds more like, say, a confluence of circumstances outside of your control.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Upon the Trojan plain where the two rivers run, Skamander flowing to confluence with Simoeis, Hera halted to let her horses graze.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • He passed through downtown and crossed the bridge that spanned the confluence of Greens Creek and Smith Creek.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • And he came out into a great amphitheater into which jutted huge towering corners of a confluences of intersecting canyons.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • They were traced along the margin of the Mississippi, for some distance, until they took boat and ascended the river to its confluence with the Missouri.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • In New Bern, a quaint town situated at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent Rivers, he stopped for lunch.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Nights in Rodanthe
  • The trials were to be held at a new stadium on Randall's Island, in the confluence of the East and Harlem rivers.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • In the confluence of the multitude, several clubs crossed; blows, aimed at me, fell on other sconces.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights

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