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  • Though Andrey and Emile had never met the stranger, as soon as they heard his name they knew exactly who he was: the one who had lived with the Count above the cobbler's shop; the one who had paced a thousand miles in increments of fifteen feet; the lover of Mayakovsky and Mandelstam who, like so many others, had been tried and sentenced in the name of Article 58.†   (source)
  • Crossing the massive nave on a diagonal, Langdon and Sophie remained silent as the elaborate sepulchre revealed itself in tantalizing increments… a black-marble sarcophagus… a reclining statue of Newton… two winged boys… a huge pyramid… and… an enormous orb.†   (source)
  • Of course, I gradually shared my past with them in increments as they grew older.†   (source)
  • Another incremental test, we think.†   (source)
  • We turn onto a different highway, and the speed limit goes back up incrementally, but Radar is driving slowly anyway.†   (source)
  • …3 line, but there was a bar called Brother J's where we sometimes met on 110th: a workingman's dive with Bill Withers on the jukebox and a sticky floor, career alcoholics slumped over their third bourbon at two p.m. But Jerome did not sell pharmaceuticals in increments of less than a thousand dollars and though I knew he would be perfectly glad to let me have a few bags of smack it seemed like a lot less trouble if I just went ahead and took a cab straight down to the Brooklyn Bridge.†   (source)
  • In this agonizing fashion I climbed toward above, progressing in increments calibrated in inches.†   (source)
  • But most people pass over incrementally, making a series of perforations in the membrane between here and there until an opening exists.†   (source)
  • There had been some incremental improvements in the system since then, maybe, but Demoxie would explode it all.†   (source)
  • I know I have changed too, the stubbornly growing paunch, the just-as-determined retreat of the hairline, but the decline of one's own body is incremental, as nearly imperceptible as it is insidious.†   (source)
  • Information rushed toward me, rushed slowly, incrementally.†   (source)
  • At this point, you don't even comprehend that freedom is an incremental process."†   (source)
  • In his practice sessions, he rode in sixteen-second increments, exactly double the time he'd need to ride in the arena.†   (source)
  • But the incremental gain in happiness that came from getting a raise from $50K to $100K was much less.†   (source)
  • Change is gradual and incremental, and when one lives in the midst of one's family, one rarely notices differences in them.†   (source)
  • Every increment required meth or more meth.†   (source)
  • While many of the changes in Clarkston were incremental and hard to notice at first, other events occurred that called attention to the changes and caused the locals to wonder what exactly was happening to their town.†   (source)
  • All of the possible reasons for why New York's crime rate dropped are changes that happened at the margin; they were incremental changes.†   (source)
  • I inched forward incrementally, then craned my neck, trying to see who was causing the holdup.†   (source)
  • It was persistent, with incremental decreases year after year.†   (source)
  • I could feel the control of my body come back to me in increments, and those increments were my first markers of the time passing.†   (source)
  • For all our skepticism about laws, this one, like the landmark 2000 legislation that required annual reports about human trafficking abroad, would have a real if incremental impact around the world.†   (source)
  • Some students sit on the outer edges of the garden boxes that are placed incrementally throughout.†   (source)
  • By increments we were blinded, the mainland dimming and the sun fading to a pale white bloom, and we turned circles in the eddying tide until we'd lost all sense of direction.†   (source)
  • And they lined the beach in evenly spaced increments that continued as far as he could see.†   (source)
  • I increased my sneer, just the smallest increment.†   (source)
  • "We have evidence that you paid to Sharon DeBlass one hundred thousand dollars, in twenty-five thousand dollar increments in one year's period."†   (source)
  • The glowing green numbers reminded him of those on the clock in Charles Delmann's bloodied bedroom: time flashing backward in ten-minute increments.†   (source)
  • I arrange for the services to be billed in even increments, and if I make a mistake, even at the bottom of a page of calculations, I don't cross it out, I don't erase it, I throw the page away and start over.†   (source)
  • Uber's surge pricing program detects situations where there is a shortage of drivers and increments charges to customers and payments to drivers depending upon the scale of the shortage.
    increments = increases
  • Mike, he typed, Attached are the courses for Iris, in 1-day increments.†   (source)
  • So much hanging on just these things, tiny increments that together build a life.†   (source)
  • Her touch had released some tiny increment of the poison bound up in him that would, days to come, ripen into sorrow.†   (source)
  • 0— F at 21-degree increments.†   (source)
  • I could feel the trampoline easing up and down, moved by our own breathing, bringing us in small increments up and back from the sky as the colors faded, slowly, and the stars began to show themselves.†   (source)
  • He was gaining only by increments.†   (source)
  • After another incremental budge, I watched as Eli put his hand on the back of the bike, nudging it forward just slightly.†   (source)
  • As he said it, the fading light reflected in his eyes, making them seem as if they were changing color incrementally.†   (source)
  • Instead, it was a slow process, little increments, like moving a half a millimeter a day so that you only really notice progress from a distance.†   (source)
  • "If the goal of visionaries is to make a quantum leap forward, the goal of pragmatists is to make a percentage improvement — incremental, measurable, predictable progress," Moore writes.†   (source)
  • I unclasped my bag again and counted out the right amount—I had it all paper-clipped into five-thousand-dollar increments, so it took no time at all.†   (source)
  • Or do assisted riding first, with the intention of a slow, incremental build toward independent movement?†   (source)
  • Instead I walked into the echoing main hall, where Amaat stood, a jeweled Emanation in each hand, already knee-deep in flowers, a hill of red and orange and yellow as high as my head, growing incrementally as worshippers tossed more blooms on the pile.†   (source)
  • Every incremental intimacy with Matt felt as if she were falling off a cliff-that loss of breath, those butterflies in her stomach.†   (source)
  • Will you explain, Chief Simpson, the withdrawal of one hundred thousand dollars, in twenty-five thousand dollar increments, every three months during the past year?†   (source)
  • Then we worked up to her letting go for small increments, while still running behind, so I didn't topple over.†   (source)
  • David who was watching his mother as she stood above her husband serving him, saw her bosom swell up slowly as though responding to minute increments of pain, and then without response, exhale tautly her muted breath and look off blankly and resigned.†   (source)
  • …finally told him what to do that night he forgot about it and didn't know that he still had it) and told Grandfather—told him, mind; not excusing, asking for no pity; not explaining, asking for no exculpation: just told Grandfather how he had put his first wife aside like eleventh and twelfth century kings did: 'I found that she was not and could never be, through no fault of her own, adjunctive or incremental to the design which I had in mind, so I provided for her and put her aside.'†   (source)
  • If A, is the penny sufficient, or may he claim consequential damages in the form of additional money to represent the possible profit which might have inured from the dog, and classifiable as earned increment, that is to say, usufruct?†   (source)
  • —he now desires to give back, with increment.†   (source)
  • The treasure, all that I once brought home from Argos, though, I offer willingly, and with increment.†   (source)
  • …brass tierod and brace, armrests, footstool and artistic oleograph on inner face of door: ditto, plain: servants' apartments with separate sanitary and hygienic necessaries for cook, general and betweenmaid (salary, rising by biennial unearned increments of 2 pounds, with comprehensive fidelity insurance, annual bonus (1 pound) and retiring allowance (based on the 65 system) after 30 years' service), pantry, buttery, larder, refrigerator, outoffices, coal and wood cellarage with…†   (source)
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