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  • A collection of neighbors had congregated in the hallway.†   (source)
  • In the future, please don't feel the need to congregate until I have arrived.†   (source)
  • Thomas had almost reached the front door of the shack and the small group of boys congregating there when he was hit by a sudden and surprise rush of anger.†   (source)
  • It's just that it's very difficult for a large number of wizards to congregate without attracting Muggle attention.†   (source)
  • We ran into the building and congregated around the double doors in the back.†   (source)
  • That butchery business was long ago; surely by now the sharks would be out of the habit of congregating here.†   (source)
  • During a hostage situation involving a bomb, thousands had congregated outside the building to witness the outcome.†   (source)
  • They stopped asking the front desk at the Sterling Inn why their cell phones didn't work and instead congregated in the parking lot of the Mobil station, the point of highest elevation in town, where they could get a minimal signal.†   (source)
  • Still, if one turned one's back to the front entrance and glanced down the drive, ignoring the Friesians already congregating in the shade of widely spaced trees, the view was fine enough, giving an impression of timeless, unchanging calm which made her more certain than ever that she must soon be moving on.†   (source)
  • There are a lot of lakes down there, and wherever there are lakes in Florida, there are rich people to congregate around them, so it seemed an unlikely place for a pseudovision.†   (source)
  • But the spinal region is where many of our nerves congregate before sending messages up to our brains.†   (source)
  • I was vaguely aware of a mechanical voice instructing people to congregate in yellow zones.†   (source)
  • The Square's the obvious congregating point and the few bits behind the buildings look more like wasteland.†   (source)
  • Often in the afternoons perfume-smelling women with shopping bags dropped by for coffee and tea; in the evenings, couples dressed for dinner congregated over wine and fizzy water in the living room, where the flower arrangements were delivered every week from a swanky Madison Avenue florist and the newest issues of Architectural Digest and the New Yorker were fanned just so on the coffee table.†   (source)
  • The sparks congregated at trauma points, sinking into the skin.†   (source)
  • They'll be able to sit out here, on summer nights, and congregate here after church.†   (source)
  • Lowriders from every barrio in Southern California, and often from places throughout the Southwest, congregated there.†   (source)
  • There is no place to dart into or congregate.†   (source)
  • You push the rats from one hole and they congregate in the next.†   (source)
  • In the lower city I passed the word that it might be a good idea to stay in tonight, and as a result there were no conversations in the streets, no knots of neighbors congregating on someone's ground floor to watch an entertainment.†   (source)
  • We were not allowed to "congregate" in the prison yard, but down the road we stopped both cars.†   (source)
  • After we first arrived, the children congregated outside our house each and every morning, which confused us.†   (source)
  • Even as he spoke, people congregated on the edge of the field, staring at what was left of the Ra'zac's camp and the dead soldier.†   (source)
  • The only place people could congregate was in church, so religion quickly became fashionable, and priests and nuns were forced to postpone their spiritual tasks in order to minister to the earthly needs of their lost flocks.†   (source)
  • At night, more often than not, they would congregate in the dark beyond her window and laugh about her.†   (source)
  • It was the space where the women congregated, so the original label seemed more practical, I supposed.†   (source)
  • "Can you keep a secret?" he asked as we reached the cafeteria, where the student body congregated, waiting for the final bell that would dismiss them for the afternoon.†   (source)
  • I'd been thinking we were going to the big plaza or the kitchen-the usual places for congregating.†   (source)
  • In any case, in the hullabaloo of our bungalow, where the bridge crowd congregated twice a week, where a 78 rpm spun on the Grundig, and where Ghosh's lumbering tread rattled the dishes as he struggled to learn the rumba and the cha-cha-cha, two years went by before the adults fully registered that Shiva had stopped speaking.†   (source)
  • It began the afternoon of Ben's death and came down day and night for an entire week, so Brewster Place wasn't able to congregate around the wall and keep up a requiem of the whys and hows of his dying.†   (source)
  • He did psychoanalysis, personal reminiscence, he did voices and accents, grandmotherly groans, scenes from prison movies, and he finally closed the show with a monologue that had a kind of abridged syntax, a thing without connectives, he was cooking free-form, closer to music than speech, doing a spoken jazz in which a slang term generates a matching argot, like musicians trading fours, the road band, the sideman's inner riff, and when the crowd dispersed they took this rap mosaic with them into the strip joints and bars and late-night diners, the places where the nighthawks congregate, and it was Lenny's own hard bop, his speeches to the people that rode the broad Chicago night.†   (source)
  • Not knowing what else to do with ourselves, we drifted after her and congregated around the door, which had been left open a crack.†   (source)
  • Everyone congregated in the entrance atrium.†   (source)
  • The men congregated in Reza's apartment as dozens of women piled into cars for the trip to the great celebration, about an hour's drive south to the old woman's home near the airport.†   (source)
  • The campus fell utterly silent as those who had chosen royalty in Blys over hard work at Rowan congregated within the shadow of Gravenmuir.†   (source)
  • When night fell, they congregated in the darkness with flashlights, continuing their macabre vigil at the bomb line in brooding entreaty as though hoping to move the ribbon up by the collective weight of their sullen prayers.†   (source)
  • Their parents congregate beneath, holding the hands of younger siblings and pointing to various marvels appearing in front of them.†   (source)
  • Jem painted his car bright black, achieved the effect of whitewalled tires with more paint, kept his conveyance polished to perfection, and motored to Abbottsville every Friday evening in quiet dignity, oblivious to the fact that his car sounded like an oversized coffee mill, and that wherever he went hound dogs tended to congregate in large numbers.†   (source)
  • They congregate and pluck someone out of the crowd.†   (source)
  • Where the crows fly ...Where black birds called crows congregate.†   (source)
  • Sensing a fight, the girls pour out of the church and congregate at its doors, despite Mademoiselle LeFarge's entreaties for them to go inside.†   (source)
  • Friends and strangers alike can congregate inside the building all day long, seeking political favors, stealing scraps of the curtains as keepsakes, or just peering in at the president while he works.†   (source)
  • Here, all the talented National Geographic photographers congregated on the rare occasions they were in the country.†   (source)
  • They must not be permitted to congregate anywhere, at any time.†   (source)
  • They congregated there a fortnight later, eleven ships of the U.S. Navy, all out of bunker fuel and with very little hope of getting any more.†   (source)
  • One of my duties as a teacher that year was to patrol that part of the campus where the black students congregated.†   (source)
  • Had we intended to attack life we would have selected targets where people congregated and not empty buildings and power stations.†   (source)
  • At other times-perhaps later, during visits back from the North— that whole big congregated outside smell, like the ripple of an animal's shining skin, used suddenly to travel across and over to my figure standing on the porch, like a marvel of lightning, and by it I could see myself, a child on a visit to Mingo, hardly under any auspices that I knew of, by myself, but wild myself, at the mercy of that touch.†   (source)
  • and someone else selected to fill the place...I am, however, so firmly convinced of the righteousness of my course that I believe if the intelligent and patriotic citizenship of the country can only have an opportunity to hear both sides of the question, all the money in Christendom and all the political machinery that wealth can congregate will not be able to defeat the principle of government for which our forefathers fought...If I am wrong, then I not only ought to retire, but I desire to do so.†   (source)
  • In the compound, the POWs were congregating in joyful anticipation.   (source)
    congregating = coming together
  • About nineteen people congregated during the time it took for Norman Strick to walk up to the Courthouse and blow the whistle for the volunteer fire department.   (source)
    congregated = come together
  • She hit the salad bar and grabbed a glass of orange juice, but instead of joining them, she took a detour to a nearby table where the art kids congregated.†   (source)
    congregated = came together
  • The humans had congregated in the wreckage that used to be a hallway.†   (source)
  • "Potter, the champions are congregating in the chamber off the Hall after breakfast," she said.†   (source)
  • In front of the trucks, workers congregated in groups of five or six.†   (source)
  • The few boys who have stayed behind with Jose have again congregated around the car.†   (source)
  • A few other people are jumping down from the landing, congregating behind the first three strangers.†   (source)
  • It looked as if half the town of Chapel Hill was congregated outside Kate's apartment.†   (source)
  • The four girls had congregated in her room.†   (source)
  • Hagrid added sharply, heading now toward the foot of the Astronomy Tower, where a small crowd was congregating.†   (source)
  • As if this collection were not unsettling enough on its own, the hazy red safelights that protected these photosensitive specimens from long-term light exposure gave the visitor the feeling he was standing inside a giant aquarium, where lifeless creatures were somehow congregating to watch from the shadows.†   (source)
  • The house-elf kept appearing wherever they were congregated, his muttering becoming more and more offensive as he attempted to remove anything he could from the rubbish sacks.†   (source)
  • We were discussing away, and all of a sudden, the girls started congregating, one by one, including the two new ones who have replaced Miriam and Dulce, everybody contributing their ideas.†   (source)
  • A large crowd of frightened-looking witches and wizards was congregated there, and when they saw Mr. Weasley coming toward them, many of them surged forward.†   (source)
  • When they arrived in the entrance hall, they found themselves unable to proceed owing to the large crowd of students congregated there, all milling around a large sign that had been erected at the foot of the marble staircase.†   (source)
  • Max spotted it right away, a section where many lights were crowded like honeybees congregating around their queen.†   (source)
  • In the distance, he could see wild horses congregating near the dunes of Shackleford Banks, and as he watched them, he reached for his sandwich.†   (source)
  • As they crossed the plain, more and more men congregated around Eragon and Saphira, providing them with a wholly unnecessary but very impressive honor guard.†   (source)
  • Along with Irvin's, it was a place where locals congregated to catch up on whatever was happening in town.†   (source)
  • A few minutes later, they were seated on a park bench that overlooked the marina, down the street from where the crowds were still congregated.†   (source)
  • On the beach, a few remaining families were congregated on towels near the water, along with a couple of sand castles about to be swept away in the rising tide.†   (source)
  • After road work, there were Turkish baths, where jockeys congregated for mornings of communal sweating.†   (source)
  • He found postcards depicting the town hall, a misty view of a blue heron standing in the shallows of Boone Creek, and sailboats congregating on a blustery afternoon.†   (source)
  • In the distance, on the other side of the lake, the cattle congregated near the bank were huddled together, their white chests flashing in the darkness.†   (source)
  • From one of the houses up the beach drifted the faint strains of music; squinting into the distance, Will could see a group congregated on the back deck.†   (source)
  • From their stations along Carvahall's perimeter, the other watchmen congregated around their murdered compatriot, forming a huddle of shuttered lanterns.†   (source)
  • One more girl appeared wearing only panties and sat down, bringing the total congregating there in just a few minutes to eleven, all but one of them completely unclothed.†   (source)
  • Leaning in, he could see that quite a few of Bruce's people had congregated outside at the rim of the landing station.†   (source)
  • By that point, a few people had wandered up to the bar, others had seated themselves at tables, and still others had congregated in small groups.†   (source)
  • Then he strides off toward the cookhouse where the men from the Flying Squadron are congregating in small groups, their eyes darting, their faces fearful.†   (source)
  • Lou Ann crossed the park in a hurry, skirting around an old wooden trellis where several transients were congregating.†   (source)
  • With a host of newsmen congregated outside, he led Seabiscuit out and stood him in an open space between the barns.†   (source)
  • Three hours before dawn, Roran, Loring, Birgit, Gertrude, and Nolfavrell roused themselves and, fighting back prodigious yawns, congregated in the mansion's entryway, where they muffled themselves in long cloaks to obscure their faces.†   (source)
  • Imagine wandering out into the Yamacraw night, with the spirits and graveyards astir with disinterred fury, and the witches congregating in wicked clusters around the funeral sites of souls long dead and resurrected for a single night.†   (source)
  • Lomas and Sangra soldiers began to congregate in different sections of the enclosed area.†   (source)
  • This is where we congregate, slump into upholstery, try to catch our breath.†   (source)
  • Where people who remind me of crows congregate.†   (source)
  • We have not used them much since, except when our entire race congregates in Farthen Dur.†   (source)
  • Not many people were over there—most seemed to congregate in the middle lanes—but Thomas spotted Newt immediately despite the poor lighting.†   (source)
  • On the other days when there's no market, people just congregate in the main square for one thing and another: hairdos, shoe repair, or just gossiping in the shade.†   (source)
  • Their meeting place was simply where they could safely congregate and discuss topics forbidden by the Vatican.†   (source)
  • David and Miss Boon conversed quietly while Dr. Rasmussen and the other senior officials came to congregate behind Max and Cooper, just beyond the reach of the force emanating from the door.†   (source)
  • She volunteered regularly at her children's school, and at three o'clock every afternoon, she propped open the front door with a brick so that kids in the neighborhood would have a place to congregate.†   (source)
  • It was longer than Travis's ski boat by a good five feet, with bench seats that ran along both sides, which was where most of the kids and adults seemed to congregate.†   (source)
  • We congregate outside the club.†   (source)
  • At the hospital Moody adopted a strategy of non confrontation Although he still allowed the Iranian students to congregate at our house, he tried to keep the meetings secret and attempted to avoid political conversations, claiming to have severed his ties with "A Group of Concerned Moslems."†   (source)
  • The boat was filled with the cocked hats to which Mr Meagles entertained a national objection; and the wearers of those cocked hats landed and came up the steps, and all the impounded travellers congregated together.†   (source)
  • Every traveller on the train seemed to be congregated outside the door.†   (source)
  • There is fear in the hate and impatience which impels the action of the mob congregated upon the streets beyond that window!†   (source)
  • I'm not an optimist of that degree, from the actual faces, congregated or separate, that I've seen; always admitting that the true vision of things is a gift, particularly in times of special disfigurement and world-wide Babylonishness, when plug-ugly macadam and volcanic peperino look commoner than crystal—to eyes with an ordinary amount of grace, anyhow—and when it appears like a good sensible policy to settle for medium-grade quartz.†   (source)
  • The change was not so apparent to them as to us, and they still congregated on occasions in our rooms; but we gave up seeking them.†   (source)
  • Unemployed men loitered in doorways with blank looks in their eyes, sat dejectedly on front steps in shabby clothing, congregated in sullen groups on street corners, and filled all the empty benches in the parks of Chicago's South Side.†   (source)
  • A ring was marked out in flags, and round it had been pitched half a dozen tents of varying size; there was a judges' box and some pens for live-stock; the largest marquee was for refreshments, and there the farmers congregated in numbers.†   (source)
  • There all hands were already congregated.†   (source)
  • This summer would see all the buffalo hunters congregated in Texas.†   (source)
  • The man who was sent to the office would linger about the place long enough to get the drift of the conversation from the group of white people who naturally congregated there, after receiving their mail, to discuss the latest news.†   (source)
  • All the pilgrims and the manager were then congregated on the awning-deck about the pilot-house, chattering at each other like a flock of excited magpies, and there was a scandalized murmur at my heartless promptitude.†   (source)
  • A merry club has congregated.†   (source)
  • Milly, upon her stealthy approach to camp, observed that the men had finished their tasks and were congregated about the fire, eating and drinking.†   (source)
  • And then idling about the public square long before the time for court to convene, or, as the hour neared, congregating before the county jail in the hope of obtaining a glimpse of Clyde, or before the courthouse door nearest the jail, which was to be the one entrance to the courtroom for the public and Clyde, and from which position they could see and assure entrance into the courtroom itself when the time came.†   (source)
  • The French, retreating in 1812—though according to tactics they should have separated into detachments to defend themselves—congregated into a mass because the spirit of the army had so fallen that only the mass held the army together.†   (source)
  • And in August, high in air, the beautiful and bountiful horse-chestnuts, candelabra-wise, proffer the passer-by their tapering upright cones of congregated blossoms.†   (source)
  • Some of these, congregating about the inn-yard while we changed horses, told us of great sheets of lead having been ripped off a high church-tower, and flung into a by-street, which they then blocked up.†   (source)
  • The boys brought rods, which I smeared over, and made them place among the upper branches, where the fruit was plentiful, and the birds most congregated.†   (source)
  • Yet there he sat, patiently conning the page again and again, stimulated by no boyish ambition, for he was the common jest and scoff even of the uncouth objects that congregated about him, but inspired by the one eager desire to please his solitary friend.†   (source)
  • In accordance with this rule it may safely be assumed that the forefathers of Boston had built the first prison-house somewhere in the Vicinity of Cornhill, almost as seasonably as they marked out the first burial-ground, on Isaac Johnson's lot, and round about his grave, which subsequently became the nucleus of all the congregated sepulchres in the old churchyard of King's Chapel.†   (source)
  • Several times during the forenoon Mr. Jos's Isidor went from his lodgings into the town, and to the gates of the hotels and lodging-houses round about the Parc, where the English were congregated, and there mingled with other valets, couriers, and lackeys, gathered such news as was abroad, and brought back bulletins for his master's information.†   (source)
  • But, the turning of the road took him by the back of the booth, and at the back of the booth a number of children were congregated in a number of stealthy attitudes, striving to peep in at the hidden glories of the place.†   (source)
  • They congregated round me; the unstained snowy mountain-top, the glittering pinnacle, the pine woods, and ragged bare ravine, the eagle, soaring amidst the clouds—they all gathered round me and bade me be at peace.†   (source)
  • The sort of living being which lay upon that plank on the morning of Quasimodo, in the year of the Lord, 1467, appeared to excite to a high degree, the curiosity of the numerous group which had congregated about the wooden bed.†   (source)
  • And who could tell whether, in that congregated caravan, Moby Dick himself might not temporarily be swimming, like the worshipped white-elephant in the coronation procession of the Siamese!†   (source)
  • The passage outside the coffee-room door was the scene of disturbance, and here were congregated the coffee-room customers and waiters, together with two or three coachmen and helpers from the yard.†   (source)
  • The sweet acorns of the evergreen oaks were also patronized; large flocks were there congregated; and from the state of the ground under the trees it was evident that at night they roosted on the branches.†   (source)
  • All the couriers, when they had done plunging about the ship and had settled their various masters in the cabins or on the deck, congregated together and began to chatter and smoke; the Hebrew gentlemen joining them and looking at the carriages.†   (source)
  • 'Driving with open mouth through the congregated shoals of these little creatures, the whale engulfs them by millions in his enormous jaws, and continues his destructive course until he has sufficiently charged his mouth with prey.†   (source)
  • And off she did go—if coaches be feminine—amidst a loud flourish from the guard's horn, and the calm approval of all the judges of coaches and coach-horses congregated at the Peacock, but more especially of the helpers, who stood, with the cloths over their arms, watching the coach till it disappeared, and then lounged admiringly stablewards, bestowing various gruff encomiums on the beauty of the turn-out.†   (source)
  • It was Miss Briggs and little Rawdon, whose business it was to see to the inward renovation of Sir Pitt's house, to superintend the female band engaged in stitching the blinds and hangings, to poke and rummage in the drawers and cupboards crammed with the dirty relics and congregated trumperies of a couple of generations of Lady Crawleys, and to take inventories of the china, the glass, and other properties in the closets and store-rooms.†   (source)
  • The whole thing set high on brick pillars, to make a cool cobweb-draped cloister underneath, screened on the front side by rank ligustrums and canna beds, for hens to congregate and fluff in the dust and an old shepherd dog to lie and pant in the hot days.†   (source)
  • Savages I suppose have some tree, or fire place, round which they congregate; the round table marked that focal, that sacred spot in our house.†   (source)
  • Were men intended, then, to congregate in few places, to squabble and to bicker and breed the discontents that led to injustice, hatred, and war?†   (source)
  • Dantes was tossed about on these doubts and wishes, when the patron, who had great confidence in him, and was very desirous of retaining him in his service, took him by the arm one evening and led him to a tavern on the Via del' Oglio, where the leading smugglers of Leghorn used to congregate and discuss affairs connected with their trade.†   (source)
  • Not to many men surely, the depot, the post-office, the bar-room, the meeting-house, the school-house, the grocery, Beacon Hill, or the Five Points, where men most congregate, but to the perennial source of our life, whence in all our experience we have found that to issue, as the willow stands near the water and sends out its roots in that direction.†   (source)
  • One of his lungs began to heal, the other promised to follow its example, and he was assured he might outweather a dozen winters if he would betake himself to those climates in which consumptives chiefly congregate.†   (source)
  • Here—there—in the city and in the Circuses, and wherever the strong most do congregate, tell ye this his offer.†   (source)
  • madrepores that my mentor Professor Milne-Edwards has so shrewdly classified into divisions and among which I noted the wonderful genus Flabellina as well as the genus Oculina from Réunion Island, plus a Neptune's chariot from the Caribbean Sea—every superb variety of coral, and in short, every species of these unusual polyparies that congregate to form entire islands that will one day turn into continents.†   (source)
  • The dry-goods stores were not down among the counting-houses, banks, and wholesale warerooms, where gentlemen most do congregate, but Jo found herself in that part of the city before she did a single errand, loitering along as if waiting for someone, examining engineering instruments in one window and samples of wool in another, with most unfeminine interest, tumbling over barrels, being half-smothered by descending bales, and hustled unceremoniously by busy men who looked as if they wondered 'how the deuce she got there'.†   (source)
  • On some accounts they are still more to be pitied than the Indians, since they are haunted by the reminiscence of slavery, and they cannot claim possession of a single portion of the soil: many of them perish miserably, *n and the rest congregate in the great towns, where they perform the meanest offices, and lead a wretched and precarious existence.†   (source)
  • I see stark-nude young witches congregate,
    And old ones, veiled and hidden shrewdly:
    On my account be kind, nor treat them rudely!†   (source)
  • There was no centre, unless the fire might be so considered, no open area where the possessors of this rude village might congregate, but all was dark, covert and cunning, like its owners.†   (source)
  • That's downright missionary, and will find little favor up in this part of the country, where the Moravians don't congregate.†   (source)
  • are the invariable outriders of all slave ships crossing the Atlantic, systematically trotting alongside, to be handy in case a parcel is to be carried anywhere, or a dead slave to be decently buried; and though one or two other like instances might be set down, touching the set terms, places, and occasions, when sharks do most socially congregate, and most hilariously feast; yet is there no conceivable time or occasion when you will find them in such countless numbers, and in gayer or more jovial spirits, than around a dead sperm whale, moored by night to a whaleship at sea.†   (source)
  • A bleak desolate tract of country, open to piercing blasts and fierce wintry storms—a dark, cold, gloomy heath, lonely by day, and scarcely to be thought of by honest folks at night—a place which solitary wayfarers shun, and where desperate robbers congregate;—this, or something like this, should be the prevalent notion of Snow Hill, in those remote and rustic parts, through which the Saracen's Head, like some grim apparition, rushes each day and night with mysterious and ghost-like punctuality; holding its swift and headlong course in all weathers, and seeming to bid defiance to the very elements themselves.†   (source)
  • The dark-complexioned men who wear large rings, and heavy watch-guards, and bushy whiskers, and who congregate under the Opera Colonnade, and about the box-office in the season, between four and five in the afternoon, when they give away the orders,—all live in Golden Square, or within a street of it.†   (source)
  • As those were particularly hot times in the general hullaballoo Bloom sustained a minor injury from a nasty prod of some chap's elbow in the crowd that of course congregated lodging some place about the pit of the stomach, fortunately not of a grave character.†   (source)
  • He has had most favourable and happy speed: Tempests themselves, high seas, and howling winds, The gutter'd rocks, and congregated sands,— Traitors ensteep'd to clog the guiltless keel,— As having sense of beauty, do omit Their mortal natures, letting go safely by The divine Desdemona.†   (source)
  • Her two lacqueys ran to rise her up, and the alcalde and the alguacils did the same; the Guadalajara gate was all in commotion—I mean the idlers congregated there; my mistress came back on foot, and my husband hurried away to a barber's shop protesting that he was run right through the guts.†   (source)
  • We thank you, maiden: But may not be so credulous of cure,— When our most learned doctors leave us, and The congregated college have concluded That labouring art can never ransom nature From her inaidable estate,—I say we must not So stain our judgment, or corrupt our hope, To prostitute our past-cure malady To empirics; or to dissever so Our great self and our credit, to esteem A senseless help, when help past sense we deem.†   (source)
  • The dry land, Earth; and the great receptacle
    Of congregated waters, he called Seas:
    And saw that it was good; and said, Let the Earth
    Put forth the verdant grass, herb yielding seed,
    And fruit-tree yielding fruit after her kind,
    Whose seed is in herself upon the Earth.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile, the common folk, with wreathed boughs Crowd our two market-places, or before Both shrines of Pallas congregate, or where Ismenus gives his oracles by fire.†   (source)
  • He hates our sacred nation; and he rails, Even there where merchants most do congregate, On me, my bargains, and my well-won thrift, Which he calls interest.†   (source)
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