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facet

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Definition a distinct feature or element in a problem

or more rarely:  a smooth surface (as of a bone or cut gemstone)
  • Again Langdon sensed there remained some facet of this mystery yet to reveal itself.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The scourge of PCP — "angel dust" — had begun to grip almost every facet of barrio life.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • The world dim-featured in mouldering light, floating, faceted and without dimension.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • "It turns out, though, the hacker stumbled onto a facet of the Masonic mystery I don't think he expected."
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • But one of the strangest facets of our world is how fugitives from justice can hide in a world as interconnected as ours.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The red wine trapped the light like the facet of a ruby.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • Dios, was the truth right in front of my facet There's one person who can tell me the truth about the night my dad died.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • A flock of them, collected points of light halfway up the sky, made a turn all at one time, and showed the facets of their flight clear as a diamond.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • The million chipped facets of its glass head refract the light and make it look like a meteor.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Each new question, each new catechism chapter, each new story seemed to open up a thousand facets concerning the salvation of my soul.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • The image of Edward in the meadow—glowing, shimmering like his skin was made of a million diamond facets—was burned into my memory.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • There was the Prism Room, which was dripping with crystals, basically: chandeliers, candelabras, faceted windows.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • The latter reflected the sun's rays from the thousand facets of their crystals.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Brill had wanted handles she'd seen in a Paris hotel, faceted crystal knobs the size of Ping-Pong balls.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Another facet of cosmic reason.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • It was cut in a million facets, so that even in the subdued light shining from the lamp, it sparkled.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • However, it had not been my intention to analyse here the various facets of this small episode from years ago.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • I can feel my heart beating wildly in every facet of my body.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • You destroyed its true form, which is that of a pyramid, with six sides or facets.'
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • A flock of them, collected points of light halfway up the sky, made a turn all at one time, and showed the facets of their flight clear as a diamond.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty

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