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Definition to mix different things that maintain their difference in the mixture; or the resulting mixture
in various senses, such as:
  • a group of diverse companies run as a single organization
  • a telephone, cable, and satellite conglomerate
  • A mass of conglomerate two miles long, a thousand feet broad, and a hundred feet thick, broke away from a cliff three thousand feet high and hurled itself into the valley below, burying four villages and five hundred people, as in a grave.
    Mark Twain  --  A Tramp Abroad
  • With the mind thus impressed, let any one examine beds of conglomerate many thousand feet in thickness, which, though probably formed at a quicker rate than many other deposits, yet, from being formed of worn and rounded pebbles, each of which bears the stamp of time, are good to show how slowly the mass has been accumulated.
    Charles Darwin  --  The Origin of Species
  • He's now going to fight-legally-for the people, not for the conglomerates who buy and sell on paper.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • But everything seemed to have fused, gone into a conglomerated mass.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Apparently one side of his mind was unalterably fixed, while the other was a hurrying conglomeration of flashes of thought, reception of sensations.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • My friends were a strange conglomerate of long-hairs, Marines, and the attractive wives of powerful husbands.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • He let it stray over the conglomeration of hutches and shacks, and then back again to me.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • To her it was a wonderful conglomeration of everything great and mighty.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Perhaps we should be glad the war happened, then, and forced the countries to conglomerate as they did.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • What is it but a conglomeration of greasy mechanics, filthy operatives, small-fisted farmers, and moon-struck theorists?
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • The tremendous vault above our heads, the sky, so to speak, appeared to be composed of a conglomeration of nebulous vapors, in constant motion.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Behind their conglomeration hung a zone of shadow in which might be a further shape to be disencumbered of shadow or still denser depths of darkness.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • Then, snowballing the rest of the clothes into one soft, conglomerate mass, she stuffed them out of sight under the bed.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • Infinite numbers of dull people conglomerated round her of course.
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • The Apostolic Palace is a conglomeration of buildings located near the Sistine Chapel in the northeast corner of Vatican City.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • I thought conglomerates were rare?
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Are they a pretty large conglomerate?
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Kolya's one of those Russian conglomerates taken over by a new branch of black-market capitalists.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • You have balanced the whole conglomeration!
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles

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