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  • A sentry woke him with breakfast: black bread and ersatz coffee.†   (source)
  • As she was leaving work, Roland Girard, the clinic's ersatz administrative director, invited her for coffee.†   (source)
  • Maybe you've done some of your thinking by now?" she said, between the salad and the ersatz beef.†   (source)
  • We'll have a barrel of funfunfun, the voices clamorously chorused from below, the dreadful ersatz polka stuck now in its groove, repeating over and over a faint fat chord from an accordion.†   (source)
  • Everyone's hungry; except for the ersatz coffee, a week's food ration doesn't last two days.   (source)
  • Over he goes, hand over hand down the ersatz rope.†   (source)
  • Shrimp paste for spreading on crackers, ersatz but edible.†   (source)
  • Down there in a dim storage room adjacent to the furnace I've set up a realm of ersatz squalor.†   (source)
  • Can your ersatz identification make it possible?†   (source)
  • My outrageously expensive ersatz papers are very much in order.†   (source)
  • Now Charna hustles toward me in mauve leather, clanking with ersatz gold.†   (source)
  • There's a skylight, over a central space floored in ersatz cobblestones, with freshly painted green park benches and planters containing a few disgruntled shrubs.†   (source)
  • The shrieks of the birds that nest out there and the distant ocean grinding against the ersatz reefs of rusted car parts and jumbled bricks and assorted rubble sound almost like holiday traffic.†   (source)
  • He hopes he'll find some canned food there, soy stew or beans and fake wieners, anything with protein in it — even some vegetables would be nice, ersatz or not, he'll take anything — but whoever smashed the window also cleaned out the cupboard.†   (source)
  • We're deflecting most of the local inquiries with an ersatz story about a massive propane-gas leak, but not too many people are buying it.†   (source)
  • The flat sandals lowered her height and the ersatz Gucci purse marked her as a gullible tourist in Hong Kong, exactly what she was not.†   (source)
  • Roland Girard, the clinic's ersatz administrator, tried to lighten her patient load, but she wouldn't hear of it.†   (source)
  • He removed the top; inside on ersatz felt was a narrow brass letter-opener with Chinese characters along the handle.†   (source)
  • "Help yourselves," said Krupkin, heading for a telephone on an ersatz antique desk that appeared to be a cross between Queen Anne and a later Louis.†   (source)
  • He had met men and women —contacts and conduits, he reflected — on the beaches of Shek O and Big Wave, and he had swum in the crowded waters of Repulse Bay, with its huge ersatz statuary and the decaying elegance of the old colonial hotel.†   (source)
  • On the outskirts of a crowd surrounding a street vendor whose cart was piled high with silks of all descriptions and labels — the silks relatively genuine, the labels as ersatz as the distorted signatures.†   (source)
  • Once when passing by the room she had noticed the radio ondreamy, modern ersatz-Strauss waltzes strained through a voice which identified the source as a Wehrmacht station, possibly Vienna, perhaps Prague.†   (source)
  • To fill the demand of the new market, a new commodity was devised: ersatz culture, kitsch, destined for those who, insensible to the values of genuine culture, are hungry nevertheless for the diversion that only culture of some sort can provide.†   (source)
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