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  • Christa came to visit him each year, and he'd try to explain his love for the mountains to his sister, driving her to Yosemite and tracing his finger along the half-dozen routes he'd taken up the monolithic granite slab of Half-Dome.†   (source)
  • Arthritis had transformed her into a monolithic being.†   (source)
  • I find the monolithic nature of it disorienting.†   (source)
  • There was a moment of silence as each in his and her own way thought of a man who had selflessly opposed a monolithic system that demanded the death of David Webb, who stood by the railing staring out at the darkened sea, somehow separated in mind and body from the others.†   (source)
  • Several works in progress stood on the easels and hung on the walls, large and meticulous drawings that made me think of dreams, familiar as if I'd just remembered them -- troubling dreams of cityscapes, where human beings had shrunk beneath monolithic architecture or been consigned to old, abandoned buildings.†   (source)
  • "What do you think of our little home?" asked Rasmussen, gesturing at the looming monolithic structure.†   (source)
  • New England is not, by any stretch of the imagination, monolithic.†   (source)
  • A monolithic structure of Indiana limestone built by his father in 1920, the bank stood like a gray fortress at the corner of Yulee and St. Johns.†   (source)
  • And there is another monolithic tale which never changes.†   (source)
  • Nuper said in a conciliating tone, "Actually, if one looks closely at the school districts in Buffalo--if one examines the character of each school--one makes the discovery that the schools are monolithic.†   (source)
  • She liked the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture.
    monolithic = characterized by massiveness, uniformity, and rigidity
  • It's misleading to talk of the Hispanic voter as though millions of Hispanics some how fall into a monolithic group.
  • But ahead were the naked granite mountains, rising out of erosion rubble and standing monolithic against the sky.   (source)
    monolithic = imposing in size or solidity
  • Simkins stared up at the monolithic structure.†   (source)
  • So exposed, that monolithic building, he thought.†   (source)
  • It was my way of escaping from the monolithic concrete world that surrounded us.†   (source)
  • "The Horvath are monolithic, communalist and Hobbesian," the commandant said.†   (source)
  • The Horvath are a very monolithic and communal culture.†   (source)
  • The ceiling soared an astonishing one hundred feet overhead, supported by monolithic columns of green granite.†   (source)
  • The monolithic spire of the Washington Monument loomed dead ahead, illuminated against the sky like the majestic mast of a ship.†   (source)
  • Swaney's words echoed a common belief among many longtime Clarkston residents that few in the refugee community contributed much to the life of Clarkston, and conveyed a common misperception: that the refugees were a monolithic group of strangers from faraway lands.†   (source)
  • Monolithic or tribal.†   (source)
  • Long before Florence's mother moved south and built the brown-shingle bungalow, the Braggs had lived in the big house, ungainly and monolithic, with tall Victorian windows and bellying bays and broad brick chimneys.†   (source)
  • That is Percival, lounging on the cushions, monolithic, in giant repose.†   (source)
  • No, it is only one of his satellites, imitating his monolithic, his giant repose.†   (source)
  • On the left, the monolithic trapezium, firm, dense, bristling, of the University; on the right, the vast semicircle of the Town, much more intermixed with gardens and monuments.†   (source)
  • Forty at least might have been seen at these times in the large room, forming a ring round the margin of the great sixteen-legged oak table, like the monolithic circle of Stonehenge in its pristine days.†   (source)
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