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  • When the construction of the Red October was restarted after a two-year hiatus, Ramius knew that he would command her.   (source)
  • Bessie supplied the hiatus by a homily of an hour's length, in which she proved beyond a doubt that I was the most wicked and abandoned child ever reared under a roof.   (source)
  • Construction took another year, with the usual hiatus for winter.†   (source)
  • There was a feeling about her of clots and roadblocks rather than welcoming orifices or even open spaces, areas of hiatus.†   (source)
  • The tremors were a first for him, and although he wanted to believe that it was because of the long hiatus, he knew the real reason.†   (source)
  • The late George Docking, Governor of Kansas from1957 through 1060, was responsible for this hiatus, for he was unreservedly opposed to the death penalty ("I just don't like killing people").†   (source)
  • Slowly, my left hand patting Schwarz to encourage a hiatus in her meowing, I worked the top off my drum with my right hand.†   (source)
  • When he saw a woman in her clothes, he could naturally imagine more or less what she would look like naked (his experience as a doctor supplementing his experience as a lover), but between the approximation of the idea and the precision of reality there was a small gap of the unimaginable, and it was this hiatus that gave him no rest.†   (source)
  • IT WAS DURING this hiatus of activity in the room that the firstborn, the one who'd been spared a skull puncture, signaled its presence.†   (source)
  • Honestly, it felt good to be commanding men after this thirteen-month hiatus in the other reality.†   (source)
  • The hiatus had lasted little more than a year.†   (source)
  • Separation had become a burden they must bear once again, and again an extended correspondence resumed, after a hiatus of nearly nine years, one letter following another, back and forth between Quincy and Philadelphia, week upon week.†   (source)
  • I can't simply put that into hiatus while I speculate on my chances of getting a manuscript published.†   (source)
  • One of the qualitiq I have always admired is Renny's unflinching forthrightness, more intimate than emotional, which the long hiatus in our friendship doesn't seem to have dulled.†   (source)
  • She doesn't know that his hiatus from the stage was extended by his maniacal commitment to kidnapping Lincoln.†   (source)
  • After a two-week hiatus, duck hunting commenced again on December 15, 2012, and lasted forty-four days, until January 27.†   (source)
  • Hiatus.†   (source)
  • Never was ordinary conversation cleft by such hiatuses, such prolonged and unembarrassed moments of ruminant non-speech.†   (source)
  • Since Max's arrival, there had been a considerable hiatus in the reading practice of Liesel and her papa.   (source)
    hiatus = gap in time
  • Despite all the off-the-field trouble, they had had their moments: the big win after their hiatus, and a 1–1 tie against the best team in their division.   (source)
    hiatus = gap in time without activity
  • But with their early loss, the forfeits during the hiatus, the losses since, and a total of eight penalty points against the team for red cards at various points along the way, the Under 15 Fugees faced the prospect of finishing dead last in the league, unless they could manage a big win on this day.   (source)
  • She filled up the hiatus his silence left by a reply of her own.   (source)
  • Not a long hiatus, but then they hadn't been going on that long in the first place.†   (source)
  • Within the day of stumbling across the girl, Alvin knew that his hiatus was over.†   (source)
  • If asked, he explains that he is taking a hiatus to dabble in the oil business.†   (source)
  • The word which defined it was catatonia, but what frightened him had no such precise word , it was, rather, a vague comparison: in that moment he thought that her thoughts had become much as he had imagined her physical self: solid, fibrous, unchannelled, with no places of hiatus.†   (source)
  • But three weeks ago his hiatus had been dramatically interrupted by a single photograph, like a flash grenade that had been dropped into his world.†   (source)
  • He'd heard the announcer talking about his injury and subsequent hiatus as he was getting ready in the chute.†   (source)
  • Plainly, Larry thought that during this delicate hiatus in Nathan's period of drug addiction I might be able to calm him, settle him down, and perhaps even work some lasting, worthwhile effect.†   (source)
  • During this small hiatus Sophie, almost breathless, continued to focus upon the image of Jan, his mouth slightly parted beneath snub nose and blue eyes as his gaze shifted from the Commandant (pacing the office, as was so often his restless habit) to the possessor of this disembodied baritone voice—no longer the diabolical marauder of her dream, but simply the remembered stranger who had enchanted her with promises of trips to Leipzig, Hamburg, Bayreuth, Bonn.†   (source)
  • Hiss's delivery tended to run in quick spurts separated by nearly interminable pauses—pauses in which there was almost audible a thudding tread of thought, the clotted Gothic ratiocination—and during such hiatuses Sophie would stare at the walls, all unadorned save for that work of supremely grandiose Kitsch she had seen before, a multipasteled Adolf Hitler in heroic profile, clad like a Knight of the Grail in armor of Solingen stainless steel.†   (source)
  • They stand in rigid terrific hiatus, the horse trembling and groaning.†   (source)
  • Anyway it got him back to the cabin, where the two of them left the car and approached the cabin door, beyond which the lamp still burned: for that interval he ran in the final hiatus of peace before the blow fell and the clawed thing overtook him from behind.†   (source)
  • …unbending detached gentleness more discouraging than the fierce ruthless constant guardianship of the negress who, with a son of invincible spurious humility slept on a pallet on the floor, the child lying there between them unasleep in some hiatus of passive and hopeless despair aware of this, aware of the woman on the bed whose every look and action toward him, whose every touch of the capable hands seemed at the moment of touching his body to lose all warmth and become imbued with…†   (source)
  • About ten o'clock Wyland left us for a moment to speak to someone at a table nearby, and Rutherford, into the sudden hiatus of talk, remarked: "Oh, by the way, you mentioned Baskul just now.†   (source)
  • Then he came out sheepishly before John Dorsey on the school veranda, fingering his tin sword and looking somewhat doubtfully at his pink silk hose which came three quarters up his skinny shanks, and left exposed, below his doublet, a six-inch hiatus of raw thigh.†   (source)
  • He seems to see reflected in them a figure antic as a showman, a little wild: a charlatan preaching worse than heresy, in utter disregard of that whose very stage he preempted, offering instead of the crucified shape of pity and love, a swaggering and unchastened bravo killed with a shotgun in a peaceful henhouse, in a temporary hiatus of his own avocation of killing.†   (source)
  • Here is a considerable hiatus, Mr. Balfour, of near upon two months.†   (source)
  • He viewed it with as much pleasure almost as though there had never been any hiatus at all.†   (source)
  • There were still hiatuses for her in Mrs. Struthers's past.†   (source)
  • This crevice, the hiatus of a gulf of mire, was called a fontis, in the special tongue.†   (source)
  • He was no longer an interval or hiatus, he was a patient; he, too, was questioned, instead of being left lying there to his own devices, as he had been every day until now—much to his slight and secret annoyance.†   (source)
  • This hiatus was prescribed by regulation in any case—except that one normally returned to college after a few years in order to conclude the seven-year course of instruction.†   (source)
  • I makes 'em as whist as fishes; and if one on 'em begins and gives a yelp, why,—" and Mr. Loker brought down his fist with a thump that fully explained the hiatus.†   (source)
  • In all reflection about it heretofore there had been one hiatus which he had not been able to bridge or fill up—one so broad he could see but vaguely to the other side of it.†   (source)
  • The goblin was developed under the fetid covering of the Mouffetard sewer; the corpses of the Marmousets had been cast into the sewer de la Barillerie; Fagon attributed the redoubtable malignant fever of 1685 to the great hiatus of the sewer of the Marais, which remained yawning until 1833 in the Rue Saint-Louis, almost opposite the sign of the Gallant Messenger.†   (source)
  • "Damn it," I said to Murtagh, as we hung over the rail for fresh air during a brief hiatus in the unpleasantness belowdecks, "if he knows he's seasick, why in the name of God did he insist on a boat?"†   (source)
  • For an instant Ben sat in an utter hiatus.†   (source)
  • I ask your pardon, I fancy there is hiatus in manuscriptis.†   (source)
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