toggle menu
1000+ books

in a sentence

show 47 more with this conextual meaning
  • Then again, and again, tearing the pieces down until they grew smaller and smaller, tiny bits like the stones of a crazy mosaic.   (source)
  • I had my own lake, three hundred rooms, frescoes of gold, mosaics done in pearls and diamonds—I could finally live like a human being!   (source)
  • Suddenly everything seemed to fit together in a dreadful mosaic.   (source)
  • Collins made notes for a little thesis pointing out the inferiority of the original mosaics to their photographs.   (source)
  • I saw it as a perfect mosaic, each person playing his or her allotted part.   (source)
    mosaic = something made of many differing parts of equal importance, but varying appearance
  • At intervals along the walls the tiles gave way to large mosaics—simple angular patterns in bright colors.†   (source)
  • Annie led Mae up the three flights 'of stairs, all of them tiled with intricate mosaics—reproductions, Mae assumed, of something from the Byzantine era.†   (source)
  • They saw many great works of art, from fairths and paintings to sculptures and radiant mosaics of stained glass-all based on the curved shapes of plants and animals.†   (source)
  • The walls were warm wood in some places, stone mosaics in others.†   (source)
  • The photo mosaics seemed to reveal a secondary beauty in the world, ordinarily unseen, some hallucinatory fuse of exactitude and rapture.†   (source)
  • Sarella turned over rocks, brushed sand off the mosaics, and wanted to know everything there was to know about the people who had lived here.†   (source)
  • Sighing, Eddis looked around at the beautiful hall, the exquisite tiles on the floor, the mosaics on the walls, the hundreds of candles, and the golden candelabra.†   (source)
  • The arched walls were adorned with charred frescoes and mosaics and windows set into the curving walls so that the tower commanded a view in every direction.†   (source)
  • Memory in these incomparable streets, in mosaics of pain andsweetness, was clear to me now, a unity at last.†   (source)
  • Evening now, and they sat in an open courtyard tiled with mosaics of broad-winged birds on the ascent.†   (source)
  • All the city's made of mud--bricks of mud stamped to astonishing density--coated over with white and colored plaster and decorated with enormous murals or with mosaics.†   (source)
  • We'd done macaroni mosaics the week before,   (source)
    mosaics = art consisting of a design made of many pieces
  • Alyss shot two orb generators at the quartz and agate mosaic and-kerboosh!   (source)
    mosaic = a picture made of many pieces of colored material such as stone
  • She set the words in the room precisely as stones in a mosaic.   (source)
    mosaic = art consisting of a design made of many pieces of colored material such as stone or tile
  • Grayish in color, inlaid with turquoise mosaics, it blazed in the noontime sun.   (source)
  • The thirty-foot ceiling glittered with a silver mosaic of swirling clouds.   (source)
  • The back of the box is festooned with a limber pink intestine; on the front is an eyeless jade mosaic face, which those in charge of publicity have surely not realized is an Aztec burial mask.   (source)
    mosaic = art consisting of a design made of many pieces of colored material such as stone
  • Here in Rosewood, Pennsylvania, a little suburb about twenty miles from Philadelphia, you were more likely to live in a twenty-five-room farmhouse with a mosaic-tiled pool and hot tub, like Spencer's house, than in a prefab McMansion.   (source)
    mosaic = art consisting of a design made of many pieces of colored material such as tile
  • I stood under it, remembered all the times we'd climbed it, straddled its branches, our legs swinging, dappled sunlight flickering through the leaves and casting on our faces a mosaic of light and shadow.   (source)
    mosaic = a design made of many pieces
  • Like so many others, she went there because the small chapel at the back of the church had a mosaic of Christ and the Woman at the Well that no one had bothered to dismantle; and the women who waited in line for their milk were willing to hold your place while you slipped away to pray.   (source)
    mosaic = art consisting of a design made of many pieces of colored material such as tile or glass
  • My lopsided ashtray, my bird feeder, and all my pictures: me and Ginger, Dr. Marshall with a mouthful of Jolly Ranchers, and the one I'd pieced together, the crazy mosaic, stuck in my dream journal which I held against my chest.   (source)
    mosaic = art consisting of a design made of many pieces of colored material such as stone or tile
  • The black-and-white mosaic tiling of the entranceway surrounds what was once perhaps a red lion, but it's been chewed away as if by stone-eating moths and so it's now more like a mangled polyp.   (source)
  • When I first consulted this firm, back in the 1940s, it was located in one of those sooty red-brick Manchester-shaped office buildings, with a mosaic-tiled lobby and stone lions, and gold lettering on the wooden doors with their pebble-glass inserts.   (source)
    mosaic = art consisting of a design made of many pieces of colored material such as tile
  • Alderman gazed at the mosaic ceiling.   (source)
    mosaic = art consisting of a design made of many pieces of colored material such as stone or tile
  • Those mosaics are about two thousand years old.†   (source)
  • Behind us, the doorway we'd come through had disappeared, replaced by more mosaics.†   (source)
  • Hera stared at the fading mosaics of the Olympians.†   (source)
  • The marble floor was etched with fancy mosaics and Latin inscriptions.†   (source)
  • It had parapets, a veranda with sparkly mosaics, and wide balconies with curved wrought-iron railings.†   (source)
  • Or, rather, someone's tragically misguided idea of a mansion, three stories high, pink, green, yellow, white, with parapets and turrets and pointed eaves and mosaics and mirrored skyscraper glass.†   (source)
  • The floor was done in Roman mosaics.†   (source)
  • In groups of twenty or thirty, tourists swarmed through the ruins, milling around the villas, wandering the cobblestone paths, gawking at the colorful frescoes and mosaics.†   (source)
  • And the architecture …. gods, the architecture—gilded marble columns, dazzling mosaics, monumental arches, and terraced villas.†   (source)
  • Bats nested in beams like pigeons in a hayloft; the walls were lined with tapestries and mosaics of tile and stone; among winding roots and tubers were the makings of an army: kegs of powder and coils of fuse and crates of ammo.†   (source)
  • The mosaics on the floor, the high ceilings with windows at the tops of the walls to flood the room with light, made it a more beautiful room even than the newer throne room and banquet hall in Eddis.†   (source)
  • The wooden Virgin was a sorrowing mother indeed,—long and stiff and severe, very long from the neck to the waist, even longer from waist to feet, like some of the rigid mosaics of the Eastern Church.†   (source)
  • He wanted their fingers to be heavily gemmed, their clothes trimmed with ermine, their women coroneted with flashing mosaics of amethyst, beryl, ruby, topaz, sapphire, opal, emerald, and wearing thick ropes of pearls.†   (source)
  • In the old undergraduate days he had wrapped himself up in the manycoloured blanket of St. Mark's, but something more precious than mosaics and marbles was offered to him now: the harmony between the works of man and the earth that upholds them, the civilization that has escaped muddle, the spirit in a reasonable form, with flesh and blood subsisting.†   (source)
  • But within, St. Paul's is as its surroundings—echoes and whispers, inaudible songs, invisible mosaics, wet footmarks, crossing and recrossing the floor.†   (source)
  • When she found herself seated next to some one whom she did not know, as she was at this moment next to Mme. de Franquetot, she suffered acutely from the feeling that her own consciousness of her Guermantes connection could not be made externally manifest in visible character like those which, in the mosaics in Byzantine churches, placed one beneath another, inscribe in a vertical column by the side of some Sacred Personage the words which he is supposed to be uttering.†   (source)
  • …in its square; the church of SaintJacques du Haut-Pas, which was then Gothic, pointed, charming; Saint-Magloire, a fine nave of the fourteenth century, which Napoleon turned into a hayloft; Notre-Dame des Champs, where there were Byzantine mosaics; lastly, after having left behind, full in the country, the Monastery des Chartreux, a rich edifice contemporary with the Palais de Justice, with its little garden divided into compartments, and the haunted ruins of Vauvert, the eye fell,…†   (source)
  • Our moods are apt to bring with them images which succeed each other like the magic-lantern pictures of a doze; and in certain states of dull forlornness Dorothea all her life continued to see the vastness of St. Peter's, the huge bronze canopy, the excited intention in the attitudes and garments of the prophets and evangelists in the mosaics above, and the red drapery which was being hung for Christmas spreading itself everywhere like a disease of the retina.†   (source)
▲ show less (of above)

show 10 more examples with any meaning
  • Edgar lay back and watched the mosaic of sky pass through the naked branches.†   (source)
  • This phrase is repeated as the camera moves farther and farther away, growing louder and louder as STEVE and KING become tiny figures in the bustling mosaic of Harlem.†   (source)
  • Sneering up at them from the floor was the image of a skeleton-an intricately detailed, marble mosaic depicting "death in flight."†   (source)
  • I'm too amazed by my surroundings, the tan stone and glittering mosaic floor of this forgotten hall in the house of a king.†   (source)
  • They were escorted across the entry hall, where a mosaic of colored glass depicted the Doom of Valyria.†   (source)
  • Beneath our feet is a marbled mosaic of interlocking sparrows.†   (source)
  • To the untrained eye, it simply creates a beautiful mosaic of colored chromosomes.†   (source)
  • She pressed one of the mosaic tiles on the floor, and the building rumbled.†   (source)
  • Standing back, looking up, I saw it wasn't just the lobby; they had gutted the entire building, so you could see straight through to the courtyard in back; glazed mosaic on the facade still intact but the windows dusty and blank, nothing behind them.†   (source)
  • From the outside, it was a blank mosaic of lead and dirty glass.†   (source)
▲ show less (of above)
show 128 more examples with any meaning
  • The courtyard was a mosaic of mother-of-pearl, and parts of the walls were inlaid with gold.†   (source)
  • Her face was a mosaic of seams and shadows.†   (source)
  • In seconds, most of the crowd's video feeds were available on the Great Room screen, and the audience could see a mosaic of Fiona Highbridge, her cold hard face from ten angles, all of them confirming her guilt.†   (source)
  • The view he's looking at is a mosaic of images shot no more than a few hours ago.†   (source)
  • They had used a mosaic blur on the upper part of his face so that he couldn't sue them.†   (source)
  • The streets were dusty in summer, swamp-like in winter, and desolate all year round, and the scattered houses were hidden behind leafy gardens and had mosaic tile terraces instead of oldfashioned projecting balconies, as if they had been built for the purpose of discouraging furtive lovers.†   (source)
  • Snatches of sky peek through leaves, a mosaic in blue and green that shifts gently with the wind.†   (source)
  • This is known as pavementing, because the clots fit together in a mosaic.†   (source)
  • She walked through the foyer with its high ceilings and intricate mosaic floor and climbed two flights of stairs.†   (source)
  • She was near the ledge talking to a woman she didn't know and at some point she understood that the building she was facing, about ten blocks uptown, an oldish tower with a massed midsection and mosaic summit, was the Fred F French Building.†   (source)
  • The centerpiece of the display is a sixteen-picture mosaic.†   (source)
  • I took them through the mosaic that was starting to come clear: the acrimonious contest over the divorce, Joanna's sense of being discarded, her direct access to the victims through her contacts at Saks.†   (source)
  • Through the columns, which were infinitely multiplied by the clever placement of the mirrors, I saw a blue mosaic bathtub that was as big as the room and a pool large enough to bathe a cow in—or, more to the point, for two playful lovers to cavort in.†   (source)
  • The sun filtering through the acacia tree formed a changing mosaic of light on her face and on the rifle across her lap.†   (source)
  • Kara's mosaic of masquerade masks looked as real as real could be.†   (source)
  • The murder investigation was like a broken mosaic in which he could make out some pieces while others were simply missing.†   (source)
  • Lourdes refilled the mosaic-lined fountain with sweet water and built an aviary in the garden, stocking it with toucans and cockatoos, parrots, a macaw, and canaries that sang in high octaves.†   (source)
  • Their eyes were so close together, she could see the pattern of gold and darker gold in his irises, like a mosaic opal.†   (source)
  • She asked them to be patient as her eyes followed a distant glowsphere drifting toward the mosaic of spypaper.†   (source)
  • I could make out ornate mosaic tile work on the walls that must have been beautiful when new, but was now a mess of grimy cracks that looked like a giant, dirty spiderweb.†   (source)
  • Our wetlands are covered with native millets, sedges, and nut grass, as well as planted stands of Pennsylvania smartweed, American smartweed, and sprangletop, creating a mosaic of wild and cultivated plants.†   (source)
  • The woolen sweater he wore, a sooty green, was a mosaic of moth holes.†   (source)
  • I entered a hallway, the floor a mosaic of tiny salmon and turquoise tiles, the wall mahogany, a trough of big-leafed green things occupying a room divider to my left.†   (source)
  • But the hotel had guests: on the mosaic floor there were about twenty or thirty suitcases with identical blue tie-on labels printed Hazel's Travels.†   (source)
  • A formal square of brown sandstone blocks set down in a hayfield; a church with an Italian mosaic front; classrooms of varnished pine; and the great world of struggle and anger re-enacted in the rise and fall of fraternities.†   (source)
  • Dead snakes stretched across the concrete like markers-inlaid mosaic bands, dry as feathers, which their tires licked at intervals that began to seem clocklike.†   (source)
  • The floor was a mosaic of jacinth, spinel and sunstone.†   (source)
  • The farm was a mosaic of different crops.†   (source)
  • I followed them into a bath chamber decorated with mosaic tiles.†   (source)
  • The entire ceiling was a stained glass mosaic with astrological signs around a giant sun.†   (source)
  • The mosaic walls dimmed and turned grungy and faded again.†   (source)
  • He turned toward the mosaic wall and touched a tile.†   (source)
  • Above his cot, the domed ceiling was decorated with a blue-and-white mosaic like a cloudy sky.†   (source)
  • The whole room was covered in mosaic tiles.†   (source)
  • In front of her, a bronze faun stood in the middle of a sunken fountain decorated with mosaic tile.†   (source)
  • The floor was a long narrow mosaic with seven pictures in a row, like a time line.†   (source)
  • As they ran deeper into the hillside, the cement floor changed to tiled mosaic.†   (source)
  • The tubble from the building spilled into the middle of the courtyard, obscuring the mosaic.†   (source)
  • The whole city spread out below them like a 3-D mosaic.†   (source)
  • The mosaic in front of the horse stirred and shifted, and the chips of glass flowed like water.†   (source)
  • I glared at the mosaic—little tile explosions destroying the monsters.†   (source)
  • I thought I'd gone too far, but then he looked down at the mosaic and his shoulders sagged.†   (source)
  • She scanned the floor mosaic—seven pictures in a row.†   (source)
  • She headed back to the hole in the mosaic floor.†   (source)
  • The only exit was a hole dug in one corner of the floor where the mosaic had been pulled up.†   (source)
  • By now well warmed up, the Mosaic Multiplex Computer answered in thirty seconds: "BRIEF #921,088.†   (source)
  • Ahmad and Abdulrahman built more homes for them, until they had assembled a complex that looked not unlike the stone and adobe structures in their neighborhood, homes stacked upon each other, rising up from the ocean, interlocking like a crude mosaic, extending inland.†   (source)
  • Nearby, a blond tourist wearing a blue blazer was reading a guidebook and studying the mosaic ceiling outside the House chamber.†   (source)
  • And that night, he dreamt of a jumbled world, color and sound without substance, and in the dreaming everything fitted together perfectly, mosaic pieces interlocked in a stately, exquisite dance.†   (source)
  • It was the fact that the mosaic was mounted on a circular stone-a cupermento-that had been lifted out of the floor like a manhole cover and was now sitting off to one side of a dark opening in the floor.†   (source)
  • He pointed to the edge of the mosaic.†   (source)
  • It was a gruesome mosaic of bones and gems—human femurs, hip bones, and ribs twisted and fused together into a smooth surface, dotted with diamonds and rubies.†   (source)
  • Someone had pushed back all the furniture in the library, clearing a large space in the middle of the room, just atop the mosaic of the Angel.†   (source)
  • The juncture was otherwise empty, but on the floor was a mosaic of a three-headed dragon wrought in red and black tiles.†   (source)
  • Yet conscious of the mosaic of colored stones mounted upon the wall opposite him, he also beheld, as if a glowing scrim draped over the mosaic, scenes of his life in Palancar Valley before momentous and bloody fate had intervened in his existence.†   (source)
  • She could not piece together all that had happened, but she summoned up a foggy mosaic of images from the woodshed and how she had swung an axe in fury and struck her father in the face.†   (source)
  • It would be an attractive space eventually, a luxury Upper East Side penthouse garden where you could relax on a lounge chair, with the East River glittering under the sunset, and the city stretched out before you, a mosaic of shimmering light.†   (source)
  • On the floor he'd found a scuffed mosaic of the three-headed dragon of House Targaryen done in tiles of black and red.†   (source)
  • A mosaic?†   (source)
  • Last was sound, for despite clumps of priests strolling along mosaic pathways and spacious grounds, the only noise Eragon could discern was the soft thump of a rook flying overhead.†   (source)
  • He realized just in time that a section of mosaic floor in front of him was an illusion covering a ten-foot-deep excavation pit.†   (source)
  • The air smelled of some exotic spice, and the floor beneath his feet displayed a mosaic of two women entwined in love.†   (source)
  • On the ceiling glittered a mosaic of Romulus and Remus under their adopted mama she-wolf (Lupa had told Percy that story a million times).†   (source)
  • Thinking of the wild mosaic of Saturday morning market at the Strip, fresh bread and flowers and fruits and vegetables, a riot of food and color for blocks along the river, something she would never have seen except for David Henry and an unexpected snowstorm.†   (source)
  • The mosaic thickens and throws more clots, and the clots drift through the bloodstream into the small capillaries, where they get stuck.†   (source)
  • …syntax, a thing without connectives, he was cooking free-form, closer to music than speech, doing a spoken jazz in which a slang term generates a matching argot, like musicians trading fours, the road band, the sideman's inner riff, and when the crowd dispersed they took this rap mosaic with them into the strip joints and bars and late-night diners, the places where the nighthawks congregate, and it was Lenny's own hard bop, his speeches to the people that rode the broad Chicago night.†   (source)
  • Many of the chips of glass that formed a large, colorful mosaic in front of the keep popped loose and flew spinning upward like coins bounced off a drum.†   (source)
  • "I don't have those urges anymore," Caroline said, looking out into the dark garden, the scattering of city lights and the dark red letters of the Foodland sign, mosaic pieces amid the dense summer foliage.†   (source)
  • …and she knew she would tell this story to Miles and she also knew she could never again have a friend like Rochelle or a mother like her mother for that matter and she looked across ledges and parapets to the old skyscraper with the massed midsection and the sunburst paneling, ten blocks north, and thought how wonderful it was, what an accidental marvel to come upon a memory floating at the level of a glazed mosaic high on a mid-town tower—the old spoked sun that brings you luck.†   (source)
  • Mays down on one knee in the on-deck circle half leaning on his cradled bat and watching Branca go into a full windup, push-pull click-click, thinking it's all on him if Thomson fails, the season riding on him, and the jingle plays in his head, it's the radio embrace of the air itself, the mosaic of the air, and it will turn itself off when it's ready.†   (source)
  • A mosaic on the floor showed an exact map of the palace grounds and the surrounding ocean, but the mosaic moved.†   (source)
  • Standing around the mosaic, grimly studying the battle, was a strange assortment of warriors, but none of them looked like my dad.†   (source)
  • She looked desperately around the room—the cracked ceiling, the floor mosaic, the wall paintings, and the carved altar.†   (source)
  • A little farther down the mosaic path sprawled a more complete skeleton in the remains of an embroidered red doublet, like a man from the Renaissance.†   (source)
  • Sticking her dagger through the opening for light, Annabeth could see a lower chamber, long and narrow, with a mosaic floor, painted walls, and benches running down either side.†   (source)
  • Below, she saw a mosaic floor decorated with deer and fauns—maybe a room from an Ancient Roman villa, just stashed away under this modern basement along with the crates of string and plastic swords.†   (source)
  • With her pierced ears and mosaic eardrops, the skin of her face around eyes and mouth like water where stones have dropped in, her body wrapped around in shawls and her head in a black silk rag-and now the paper hat of Gala Night atop that, looking no more foolish there than a little cloud hanging to a mountain-their guest was so old that her chin perpetually sank nearly to the level of the table.†   (source)
  • Such an innocuous misunderstanding, she later observed to me, was actually a crucial piece in the finally assembled little mosaic which resolved itself as the portrait of her meeting with Nathan.†   (source)
  • It had many glass doors at pavement level; the lobby had a mosaic floor; there were lifts (not reliable now); there was a reception desk with a pre-independence airline advertisement and a permanent Hotel Complet ("No Vacancies") sign—which hadn't been true for some years.†   (source)
  • Mose was the Mosaic Multiplex Prosecution Computer of the District Attorney's Office, whose awful decisions controlled the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of every police case.†   (source)
  • But the fierce strait-jacketed tension remained in the muscles of the cheek and neck and also the sweat poured forth: it stood out on his brow in droplets, matching in appearance—I noted irrelevantly—the mosaic of cool dewdrops on the bottle of Chablis.†   (source)
  • And at its foot, here and there, a mosaic of white bones, a still unrotted carcase dark on the tawny ground marked the place where deer or steer, puma or porcupine or coyote, or the greedy turkey buzzards drawn down by the whiff of carrion and fulminated as though by a poetic justice, had come too close to the destroying wires.†   (source)
  • She was a mosaic of her grandmother Rommely's mysticism, her tale-telling, her great belief in everything and her compassion for the weak ones.†   (source)
  • He would add an enormous dome to the flat roof of a finished structure, or encrust a long vault with gold-leaf mosaic, or rip off a facade of limestone to replace it with marble.†   (source)
  • They stopped at the gate and watched him; when he looked at them they went down on their knees and crossed themselves - the strange elaborate mosaic touching the nose and ears and chin.†   (source)
  • Sharp stripes of shadow lay on the grass, and the dew dancing on the tips of the flowers and leaves made the garden like a mosaic of single sparks not yet formed into one whole.†   (source)
  • And although his reference to day-dreams was only part of the axiomatic mosaic of his speech, Eugene was startled and confused, feeling that his secret world, so fearfully guarded, had been revealed to ridicule.†   (source)
  • You know that sudden rush of wings, that exclamation, carol, and confusion; the riot and babble of voices; and all the drops are sparkling, trembling, as if the garden were a splintered mosaic, vanishing, twinkling; not yet formed into one whole; and a bird sings close to the window.†   (source)
  • Yes, with Morris's words in mosaic letters ten feet high round the dome.†   (source)
  • …many hideous presents and mementoes--florid little picture-frames that seemed fashioned in gilded pastry; other little frames, more severe, that stood on little easels, and were carven out of oak; a blotting book of vellum; a Dante of the same material; cheap mosaic brooches, which the maids, next Christmas, would never tell from real; pins, pots, heraldic saucers, brown art-photographs; Eros and Psyche in alabaster; St. Peter to match--all of which would have cost less in London.†   (source)
  • Breakfast over, Aunt Polly had family worship: it began with a prayer built from the ground up of solid courses of Scriptural quotations, welded together with a thin mortar of originality; and from the summit of this she delivered a grim chapter of the Mosaic Law, as from Sinai.†   (source)
  • When they had brought their own sandwiches and coffee and mosaic cake from the long counter, Clif rasped: "Well, it's grand of a couple of dress-suit swells like you to assassinate with me 'mid the midmosts of sartorials and Sassiety.†   (source)
  • "But I believe, all the same, that they've got some lovely things; why, they must have that famous mosaic table on which the Treaty of…."†   (source)
  • From here Carley could see afar to all points of the compass—the slow green descent to the south and the climb to the black-timbered distance; the ridged and canyoned country to the west, red vents choked with green and rimmed with gray; to the north the grand upflung mountain kingdom crowned with snow; and to the east the vastness of illimitable space, the openness and wildness, the chased and beaten mosaic of colored sands and rocks.†   (source)
  • Inside the store, a greasy marble soda-fountain with an electric lamp of red and green and curdled-yellow mosaic shade.†   (source)
  • Ted wailed to Eunice, as they wolfed hot chocolate, lumps of nougat, and an assortment of glace nuts, in the mosaic splendor of the Royal Drug Store, "it gets me why Dad doesn't just pass out from being so poky.†   (source)
  • But the brick pink of his complexion, running perfectly level to the brick pink of his inner eyelids, gave them a curious, sinister expression—like a mosaic of blue porcelain set in pink china.†   (source)
  • …whose grocery lay too far from our house for Francoise to be able to deal there, as she did with Camus, but who enjoyed better custom as a stationer and bookseller; even if I had seen it, tied with string to keep it in its place in the mosaic of monthly parts and pamphlets which adorned either side of his doorway, a doorway more mysterious, more teeming with suggestion than that of a cathedral, I should have noticed and bought it there simply because I had recognised it as a book…†   (source)
  • Off a little way, where a slanted gleam of the sun fell with a glare upon the mosaic of the floor, there was a statue which attracted their notice.†   (source)
  • The old neglected palazzo, with its lofty carved ceilings and frescoes on the walls, with its floors of mosaic, with its heavy yellow stuff curtains on the windows, with its vases on pedestals, and its open fireplaces, its carved doors and gloomy reception rooms, hung with pictures—this palazzo did much, by its very appearance after they had moved into it, to confirm in Vronsky the agreeable illusion that he was not so much a Russian country gentleman, a retired army officer, as an…†   (source)
  • And now she pictured to herself the days, and months, and years which she must spend in sorting what might be called shattered mummies, and fragments of a tradition which was itself a mosaic wrought from crushed ruins—sorting them as food for a theory which was already withered in the birth like an elfin child.†   (source)
  • "That is certainly the Mosaic account of the event," said the Doctor; "though your reading is by far too literal!"†   (source)
  • In Bathsheba's heated fancy the innocent white countenance expressed a dim triumphant consciousness of the pain she was retaliating for her pain with all the merciless rigour of the Mosaic law: "Burning for burning; wound for wound: strife for strife."†   (source)
  • From time to time she heard the loud laughter, the noisy voice of Quasimodo in her ear; she half opened her eyes; then below her she confusedly beheld Paris checkered with its thousand roofs of slate and tiles, like a red and blue mosaic, above her head the frightful and joyous face of Quasimodo.†   (source)
  • However, all this I took in in a minute; for we were presently within doors, and standing in a hall with a floor of marble mosaic and an open timber roof.†   (source)
  • This was a fountain, set round with a rim of old mossy stones, and paved, in its bed, with what appeared to be a sort of mosaic-work of variously colored pebbles.†   (source)
  • To birds of the more soaring kind Casterbridge must have appeared on this fine evening as a mosaic-work of subdued reds, browns, greys, and crystals, held together by a rectangular frame of deep green.†   (source)
  • Leaning his elbow on the corner of a valuable mosaic table, he no longer saw me, he had forgotten my very presence.†   (source)
  • In the clear embers I was tracing a view, not unlike a picture I remembered to have seen of the castle of Heidelberg, on the Rhine, when Mrs. Fairfax came in, breaking up by her entrance the fiery mosaic I had been piercing together, and scattering too some heavy unwelcome thoughts that were beginning to throng on my solitude.†   (source)
  • Geology has initiated us into the secularity of nature, and taught us to disuse our dame-school measures, and exchange our Mosaic[501] and Ptolemaic schemes[502] for her large style.†   (source)
  • When he chose to take a walk it was with a regular step in the entrance hall with its mosaic flooring, or in the circular gallery with its dome supported by twenty red porphyry Ionic columns, and illumined by blue painted windows.†   (source)
  • Her own large house, remarkable for its assortment of mosaic tables and decorated ceilings, was unfurnished with a library, and in the way of printed volumes contained nothing but half a dozen novels in paper on a shelf in the apartment of one of the Miss Varians.†   (source)
  • He is much addicted to overestimating his own perfections, and to undervaluing those of his rival or his enemy; a trait which may possibly be thought corroborative of the Mosaic account of the creation.†   (source)
  • But she checked herself, and, taking up a paper-weight in mosaic, began to polish it with her black apron.†   (source)
  • Around the fountain ran a walk, paved with a mosaic of pebbles, laid in various fanciful patterns; and this, again, was surrounded by turf, smooth as green velvet, while a carriage-drive enclosed the whole.†   (source)
  • When he stopped to make survey, and looked down upon the floor, he was standing upon the breast of a Leda, represented as caressing a swan; and, looking farther, he saw the whole floor was similarly laid in mosaic pictures of mythological subjects.†   (source)
  • She had not been one of the superior tourists who are "disappointed" in Saint Peter's and find it smaller than its fame; the first time she passed beneath the huge leathern curtain that strains and bangs at the entrance, the first time she found herself beneath the far-arching dome and saw the light drizzle down through the air thickened with incense and with the reflections of marble and gilt, of mosaic and bronze, her conception of greatness rose and dizzily rose.†   (source)
  • He wanted to rise to the surface of the waves and harpoon the monsters, especially certain smooth–hound sharks whose mouths were paved with teeth arranged like a mosaic, and some big five–meter tiger sharks that insisted on personally provoking him.†   (source)
  • He had a singular propensity, for example, to hang over Maule's well, and look at the constantly shifting phantasmagoria of figures produced by the agitation of the water over the mosaic-work of colored pebbles at the bottom.†   (source)
  • Ah! but in some low and obscure nook,—some narrow closet on the ground-floor, shut, locked and bolted, and the key flung away,—or beneath the marble pavement, in a stagnant water-puddle, with the richest pattern of mosaic-work above,—may lie a corpse, half decayed, and still decaying, and diffusing its death-scent all through the palace!†   (source)
  • Its splendid halls and suites of spacious apartments are floored with a mosaic-work of costly marbles; its windows, the whole height of each room, admit the sunshine through the most transparent of plate-glass; its high cornices are gilded, and its ceilings gorgeously painted; and a lofty dome—through which, from the central pavement, you may gaze up to the sky, as with no obstructing medium between—surmounts the whole.†   (source)
  • Keimer wore his beard at full length, because somewhere in the Mosaic law it is said, "Thou shalt not mar the corners of thy beard."†   (source)
  • Now three thousand years passed away from the Mosaic account of the creation, till the Jews under a national delusion requested a king.†   (source)
  • The Mosaic code has superseded the law of the jungle.†   (source)
  • From his forehead arise starkly the Mosaic ramshorns.†   (source)
  • The floor is covered with an oilcloth mosaic of jade and azure and cinnabar rhomboids.†   (source)
  • Twining, receding, with interchanging hands the night hours link each each with arching arms in a mosaic of movements.†   (source)
  • ITALIA, MAGISTRA ARTIUM —He spoke on the law of evidence, J. J. O'Molloy said, of Roman justice as contrasted with the earlier Mosaic code, the lex talionis.†   (source)
▲ show less (of above)

show 2 examples with meaning too rare to warrant focus
  • The four of us also began constructing a large mosaic map of the city.   (source)
    mosaic = consisting of many distinct parts
  • When our mosaic map of the city was complete, it covered the entire wall of the biggest room in the house.   (source)
▲ show less (of above)