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  • My Lord, before I return to Paris, there is one final matter I'd like to discuss—your impromptu flight to London.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Mavis, eyes shining, was onstage, screeching out an impromptu number that had the dance floor rocking.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Roy and Beatrice had left before the impromptu press conference was over.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • This state of things, of course, gave rise to many impromptu vigilance committees.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Last year on her birthday an impromptu party started in the streets in her honor and lasted for three days.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • I spent the entire day at the crash site, lingering at the impromptu memorial that had risen there.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • This isn't impromptu: she must have been making a plan.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • It was an impromptu walkout following my injury.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • It broke out of the depths of his being, and then had to be dealt with, impromptu and fast.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • It was my father who finally cut the reporters off at one impromptu press conference.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • For, as you can fancy, our performance is all impromptu....
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • We've planned out an impromptu course of study for him.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • I took some brandy and water, and then went up past my impromptu bag—he was lying quite still—to the room containing the old clothes.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • I sat in bed with my laptop by my side, enjoying the online reviews of my impromptu interview.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • He felt so good he even danced an impromptu jig.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • The first impromptu memorial in the cornfield opened in my father the need for more.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • As they had, I moved in time with the music, making little impromptu turns and dance moves.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • The next hour becomes an impromptu self-defense demonstration.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • It's impromptu," Dexter told him, tugging at his collar again.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • He gave an impromptu speech about the unquenchable African thirst for liberty.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible

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