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  • What phenomenon is that?   (source)
  • I was fairly sure Boo Radley was inside that house, but I couldn't prove it, and felt it best to keep my mouth shut or I would be accused of believing in Hot Steams, phenomena I was immune to in the daytime.   (source)
    phenomena = observable things
  • Besides the initial view that you might suspect, the old ants-from-the-skyscraper phenomenon, there were souls leaving bodies all over the world.   (source)
    phenomenon = thing that exists
  • Some readers will find the story unreal and disturbing, but child abuse is a disturbing phenomenon that is a reality in our society.   (source)
  • Even more social phenomena can be linked to relative age.   (source)
    phenomena = interesting observable things
  • The concept of unity, in which positive and negative are attributes of the same force, in which good and evil are relative, ever-changing, and always joined to the same phenomenon—such a concept is still reserved to the physical sciences and to the few who have grasped the history of ideas.   (source)
    phenomenon = thing that exists
  • George Hyatt, a Navy doctor working with the National Cancer Institute, had experienced this phenomenon firsthand.   (source)
    phenomenon = something seen that is of special interest
  • Yesterday he was beside himself with worry because his tongue was blue instead of pink. This rare phenomenon disappeared as quickly as it came.   (source)
    phenomenon = something that happened and is of special interest
  • Real psychic phenomena or group hypnosis?   (source)
    phenomena = observable things
  • The book described the phenomenon that dictated rocket-nozzle design, and Quentin and I talked about it until we were certain we understood it.   (source)
    phenomenon = something that exists and is of special interest
  • I'd heard of similar phenomena many times when people were as near death as Colton had been.   (source)
    phenomena = interesting observable things
  • When rain comes finally, washing away a low sky of muddy ocher, we who could not control the phenomenon are pressed into relief.   (source)
    phenomenon = something that exists and is of special interest
  • But, no, his customer was merely experiencing what Johnson called the Solemn Moment-a phenomenon familiar to insurance salesmen.   (source)
    phenomenon = thing that exists
  • Hungry Joe's inverted set of responses was a curious phenomenon to everyone but Hungry Joe, who denied the whole thing stubbornly.   (source)
    phenomenon = something that exists and is of special interest
  • Civil War reenactments are a seriously strange phenomenon, and the Reenactment of the Battle of Honey Hill was no exception.   (source)
  • This miracle has never been fully explained, although learned men have visited the Zuckerman pigpen to study and observe the phenomenon.   (source)
    phenomenon = something considered extraordinary
  • All down the ages there have been countless reports of strange phenomena--poltergeists, telepathy, precognition--which you had named but never explained.   (source)
    phenomena = interesting observable things
  • The dryness and dullness through which your patient is now going are not, as you fondly suppose, your workmanship; they are merely a natural phenomenon which will do us no good unless you make a good use of it.   (source)
    phenomenon = thing that exists
  • "A phenomenon I have seldom seen," he said cheerfully. "A Wagon Lit conductor himself puts up the luggage!"   (source)
    phenomenon = something seen that is of special interest
  • Hitherto people had merely grumbled at a stupid, rather obnoxious visitation; they now realized that this strange phenomenon, whose scope could not be measured and whose origins escaped detection, had something vaguely menacing about it.   (source)
    phenomenon = something considered extraordinary
  • Beyond the pit stood the little wedge of people with the white flag at its apex, arrested by these phenomena, a little knot of small vertical black shapes upon the black ground.   (source)
    phenomena = interesting observable things
  • He had now seen the full deformity of that creature that shared with him some of the phenomena of consciousness, and was co-heir with him to death: and beyond these links of community, which in themselves made the most poignant part of his distress, he thought of Hyde, for all his energy of life, as of something not only hellish but inorganic.   (source)
    phenomena = observable things
  • He was, in truth, a rare phenomenon; so perfect, in one point of view; so shallow, so delusive, so impalpable such an absolute nonentity, in every other.   (source)
    phenomenon = something that exists and is of special interest
  • We had no time to watch these phenomena; we had to proceed on our way.   (source)
    phenomena = interesting observable things
  • If they had asked me any more questions, I should undoubtedly have betrayed myself, for I was even then on the point of mentioning that there was a balloon in the yard, and should have hazarded the statement but for my invention being divided between that phenomenon and a bear in the brewery.   (source)
    phenomenon = something seen that is of special interest
  • A dull, gloomy silence, like that which precedes some awful phenomenon of nature, pervaded the assembly, who shuddered in dismay.   (source)
    phenomenon = something considered extraordinary
  • Haley, who had been imbibing very freely of the staple of the evening, began to feel a sensible elevation and enlargement of his moral faculties,—a phenomenon not unusual with gentlemen of a serious and reflective turn, under similar circumstances.   (source)
    phenomenon = thing that exists
  • Its productions and features may be without example, as the phenomena of the heavenly bodies undoubtedly are in those undiscovered solitudes.   (source)
    phenomena = interesting observable things
  • The all-you-can-eat buffet, that American phenomenon, represented the only endurance exercise at which my family excelled.†   (source)
  • It's a phenomenon akin to polarization or destructive interference.†   (source)
  • But in addition, it would express all the natural phenomena of its vintage.†   (source)
  • We argued that the phenomenon of life sentences imposed on children is largely a result of harsh punishments that were created for career adult criminals and were never intended for children—which made the imposition of such a sentence on juveniles like Terrance Graham and Joe Sullivan unusual.†   (source)
  • On the way home Scarlett told her mother about the boy called Nobody who lived in the graveyard and had played with her, and that night Scarlett's mother mentioned it to Scarlett's father, who said that he believed that imaginary friends were a common phenomenon at that age, and nothing at all to be concerned about, and that they were fortunate to have a nature reserve so near.†   (source)
  • In fact, I believe these messages are the source of the phenomenon commonly known as the Emergency — though, I admit, I don't know to what end.†   (source)
  • "I tell ya, Uga's a phenomenon.†   (source)
  • The fox froze, wary eyes fixed upon this strange new phenomenon.†   (source)
  • I certainly hadn't thought of it in years, because it passed the way grown-up events do when you are a child—dreamlike phenomena that happen without warning and vanish without explanation.†   (source)
  • I felt quite excluded from their mindless worship of such a kitschy phenomenon—my mother would never have sung along with Liberace!†   (source)
  • It must be some kind of blood pressure phenomenon.†   (source)
  • Then he'd find the nerves and cut them, causing them to retract and reduce the potential for the phenomenon called phantom pain—the sharp feeling of ache in a portion of a limb that no longer exists in reality but still sends signals to the brain.†   (source)
  • Men highly placed in the regime were thus able to pick and choose among women who had demonstrated their reproductive fitness by having produced one or more healthy children, a desirable characteristic in an age of plummeting Caucasian birthrates, a phenomenon observable not only in Gilead but in most northern Caucasian societies of the time.†   (source)
  • My growth has not been an overnight phenomenon.†   (source)
  • Typical of Mud People to invent a complicated explanation for a simple phenomenon.†   (source)
  • No physical phenomena of any sort.†   (source)
  • Chapter 3 —— PHENOMENON   (source)
  • No single element accounted for this phenomenon.†   (source)
  • A related phenomenon in professorial reading is pattern recognition.†   (source)
  • It is a neurological phenomenon that is merely exploited in religious rituals.†   (source)
  • In the rest of the United States, drive-ins were usually a seasonal phenomenon, closing at the end of every summer.†   (source)
  • No—rose wallpaper, she told herself, pleased that she could identify such a foreign, American phenomenon.†   (source)
  • She did Patti as a child-hero in a contemporary movie, the only person on screen who is unawed by mysterious throbbing phenomena.†   (source)
  • It's a strange phenomenon for someone with grandparents from Italy and Spain, and it makes me more attuned to the hatred aimed at people of color even in a place like Los Angeles, which is defined by its multiculturalism.†   (source)
  • "Our timetable, will achieve the stature of a natural phenomenon," his father said.†   (source)
  • Maranda manages well without the left half of her brain because of a phenomenon we call plasticity.†   (source)
  • Then a hoped-for phenomenon began.†   (source)
  • Romanticism was in the main an urban phenomenon.†   (source)
  • Of course "minor" and "insignificant" represent the outside world's view—for the girls, both phenomena are earthshaking depositories of information they spend that whole year of childhood (and afterward) trying to fathom, and cannot.†   (source)
  • It had been installed by previous occupants, by others who had once called this place home, before the phenomenon referred to as the gentrification of this neighborhood had run as far as it had now run.†   (source)
  • Following any whiff of information about devils, demons, unexplained phenomenon.†   (source)
  • In Carabayllo itself, the Socios workers found entire families sick and dying with what turned out to be genetically related strains of the disease—a phenomenon common enough that the health workers gave it a name, familias tebeceanas, tuberculosis families.†   (source)
  • Did Rhunon have an explanation for this unique phenomenon?†   (source)
  • "I think it's a new phenomenon," I say.†   (source)
  • Death is a more common and therefore less mysterious phenomenon.†   (source)
  • It gives a narrow but disturbing view of the larger phenomenon of the origin and spread of tropical viruses.†   (source)
  • The phenomenon of laughter is unknown to animals; though it is possible that dogs and elephants may have some inkling of it.†   (source)
  • Perhaps not, she thinks, perhaps it is a personality phenomenon: the real Yolanda resurrecting on an August afternoon above the kempt green lawns of this private facility.†   (source)
  • "… a natural phenomenon," the announcer was saying, "or perhaps a tool used by extraterrestrials, who may communicate using sounds beyond our comprehension?"†   (source)
  • The Gulf Stream-a summer phenomenon-was gone, and the only way the bottle stood a chance of making it across the ocean was if it was far enough out to sea when it was dropped.†   (source)
  • The data also show the black-white gap to be a recent phenomenon.†   (source)
  • Ursula, alarmed, told her husband about the episode, but he interpreted it as a natural phenomenon.†   (source)
  • But it only took a few more Katherines for him to look back nostalgically upon The Great One as the perfect spokesperson for the Katherine Phenomenon.†   (source)
  • The term that is usually used for this phenomenon, "sex trafficking," is a misnomer.†   (source)
  • If you want to observe the free-fall phenomenon in action, try the following demonstration in your home.†   (source)
  • Whatever the reason, it struck a chord, and there was no escaping this crazy phenomenon.†   (source)
  • He was the ballet world's new phenomenon.†   (source)
  • Did they suspect him of being an agent sent to spy on this relatively unknown new phenomenon, the Taliban?†   (source)
  • It was classic June gloom, a late-spring, early-summer Southern California phenomenon.†   (source)
  • Some see Flags of Our Fathers as a phenomenon concerning a book and me.†   (source)
  • Or was he experiencing some other kind of spectral visitation, a phenomenon generated by the strange energies of the keep?†   (source)
  • The three Mora sisters were students of spiritualism and supernatural phenomena.†   (source)
  • "As you could imagine, I've read a little about the phenomenon," Kate said and smiled.†   (source)
  • Such sweet sentimentalities, felt by most parents now packing up their cars, are as foreign to Barbara as the 1960s counterculture-a mostly white phenomenon, after all.†   (source)
  • The dispute between those who believe that the world was created by God and those who think it came into being of its own accord deals with phenomena that go beyond our reason and experience.†   (source)
  • Strange phenomenon.†   (source)
  • Phenomenon.†   (source)
  • But he is a phenomenon.†   (source)
  • The occurence of a player who can pitch well with either arm is one of the rarest phenomenons in the game, at any level, anywhere.†   (source)
  • Music became a kind of "survival" phenomenon for him (and for me, too).†   (source)
  • They should create a natural phenomenon ….†   (source)
  • It is in fact set in a parallel universe, a phenomenon known only to advanced physicists and anyone who has ever watched any episode of any SF series, anywhere.†   (source)
  • He's brilliant, a multilingual phenomenon.†   (source)
  • Video cameras were still a relatively new phenomenon.†   (source)
  • After a night of brilliant phosphorescence in the water, a phenomenon she had longed to witness, she wrote in ecstasy of a "blazing ocean" as far as she could see.†   (source)
  • "That's a weather phenomenon, a caprice of the wind.†   (source)
  • In all of my deployments, we routinely saw this phenomenon.†   (source)
  • Do they ever give front pages to a phenomenon of the spirit?†   (source)
  • One aspect of the hip-hop phenomenon that now resonates across the culture is its cross-racial appeal.†   (source)
  • She'd spent the last ten hours contemplating this strange phenomenon, and with each passing hour her conviction that Rachelle and Justin really did exist strengthened.†   (source)
  • This was a one-time phenomenon, and we had survived it.†   (source)
  • What I am paid to do is to observe him in a rigorous present tense, as a subject dynamically inhabiting a scene, as a phenomenon of study.†   (source)
  • They knew his tone exactly, whereas Klodwig was still unaware, and they thought that Alessandro was either a hopeless idiot or a phenomenon.†   (source)
  • This is part of the suicideby-association phenomenon.†   (source)
  • Even my mother pondered this phenomenon, this perfectly clean creased shirt like the eye of a storm, still and untouched.†   (source)
  • It's one of the phenomena of Mother Nature that can't be explained through science.†   (source)
  • But as to this alleged physiological phenomenon—it is not a legal matter.†   (source)
  • Round-eyed with wonder, he had hastened back to report this phenomenon to his mother.†   (source)
  • Did he confuse this phenomenon with love?†   (source)
  • She could find descriptions of phenomena in ancient writings-the Green Phoenix stories, "The Seven Strange Tales of the Golden Bottle," "What Confucius Did Not Talk About."†   (source)
  • ] A child is born into a world of phenomena all equal in their power to enslave.†   (source)
  • GUIL: The scientific approach to the examination of phenomena is a defence against the pure emotion of fear.†   (source)
  • He had heard such phenomena accompanied earthquakes, but there had never been an earthquake in Florida.†   (source)
  • And I spend years studying the phenomenon of justice.†   (source)
  • Hoss was puzzled by this phenomenon, deeply puzzled.†   (source)
  • What actually occurred, however, was a phenomenon amounting to imprinting.†   (source)
  • I mean that is a phenomenon we understand here, you know.†   (source)
  • Life itself, the phenomenon of life, the gift of life, is so breath-takingly serious!†   (source)
  • You see, you couldn't explain this phenomenon to me.†   (source)
  • Her voice was soft, and she seemed to be still in a tender dream and an unconscious celebration-as though the picnic were not already set rudely in the past, but were the enduring and intoxicating present, still the phenomenon, the golden day.†   (source)
  • But the celler of Chooka Frood's house was the phenomenon that had inspired her most lucrative industry.†   (source)
  • It may be, sir, that we're looking upon a phenomenon that, for the first time, would absolutely prove the existence of God, sir.†   (source)
  • She was a most rare phenomenon: a woman of thirty without love troubles, headaches, backaches, sleeplessness or neurosis.†   (source)
  • Nor is this, the most striking phenomenon incidental to such a state.   (source)
    phenomenon = something that exists and is of special interest
  • As Scrooge looked fixedly at this phenomenon, it was a knocker again.   (source)
    phenomenon = something seen that is of special interest
  • Gibbons had heard nothing of the morning's occurrences, but the phenomenon was so striking and disturbing that his philosophical tranquillity vanished; he got up hastily, and hurried down the steepness of the hill towards the village, as fast as he could go.   (source)
    phenomenon = something that happened and is considered extraordinary
  • The conversation was here interrupted by the entrance of the phenomenon, who had discreetly remained in the bedroom up to this moment, and now presented herself, with much grace and lightness, bearing in her hand a very little green parasol with a broad fringe border, and no handle.   (source)
    phenomenon = someone considered extraordinary
  • I'll spare you the innumerable hypotheses with which we've tried to explain this inexplicable phenomenon, whose secret is yours alone.   (source)
    phenomenon = something that happened and is considered extraordinary
  • As for me, I was a mere infant at the head of my own table; and hardly ventured to glance at the respectable phenomenon, who had come from Heaven knows where, to put my establishment to rights.   (source)
    phenomenon = someone considered extraordinary
  • "As if ghos'es 'ud want to be believed in by anybody so ignirant!" said Mr. Macey, in deep disgust at the farrier's crass incompetence to apprehend the conditions of ghostly phenomena.   (source)
    phenomena = observable things
  • Almost forgetting for the moment all thoughts of Moby Dick, we now gazed at the most wondrous phenomenon which the secret seas have hitherto revealed to mankind.   (source)
    phenomenon = something seen that is of special interest
  • We were waiting, I supposed, for Mr. Pocket to come out to us; at any rate we waited there, and so I had an opportunity of observing the remarkable family phenomenon that whenever any of the children strayed near Mrs. Pocket in their play, they always tripped themselves up and tumbled over her,—always very much to her momentary astonishment, and their own more enduring lamentation.   (source)
    phenomenon = something that exists and is of special interest
  • For not by any calm and indolent spoutings; not by the peaceable gush of that mystic fountain in his head, did the White Whale now reveal his vicinity; but by the far more wondrous phenomenon of breaching.   (source)
    phenomenon = something seen that is of special interest
  • One of the phenomena which had peculiarly attracted my attention was the structure of the human frame, and, indeed, any animal endued with life.   (source)
    phenomena = interesting observable things
  • To have sought a medical explanation for this phenomenon would have been held by Silas himself, as well as by his minister and fellow-members, a wilful self-exclusion from the spiritual significance that might lie therein.   (source)
    phenomenon = something that exists and is of special interest
  • Such a bustle ensued that you might have thought a goose the rarest of all birds; a feathered phenomenon, to which a black swan was a matter of course—and in truth it was something very like it in that house.   (source)
    phenomenon = something seen that is of special interest
  • This phenomenon, in the various shapes which it assumed, indicated no external change, but so sudden and important a change in the spectator of the familiar scene, that the intervening space of a single day had operated on his consciousness like the lapse of years.   (source)
    phenomenon = thing that exists
  • A burst of laughter from the auditors did not in the least disconcert the speaker, who continued,—"Yes, gentlemen; Edward, the infant phenomenon, who is quite an adept in the art of killing."   (source)
    phenomenon = someone considered extraordinary
  • And at night, you urge me, with great mystery, to start before the ladies are stirring; the consequence of which is, that young Oliver here is pinned down to his breakfast when he ought to be ranging the meadows after botanical phenomena of all kinds.   (source)
    phenomena = interesting observable things
  • …and then there is a human being killed according to all the rules of art and skill, and of whom justice learns nothing, as was said by a terrible chemist of my acquaintance, the worthy Abbe Adelmonte of Taormina, in Sicily, who has studied these national phenomena very profoundly.   (source)
  • Nothing was more common, in those days, than to interpret all meteoric appearances, and other natural phenomena that occurred with less regularity than the rise and set of sun and moon, as so many revelations from a supernatural source.   (source)
  • Upon this every soul was confounded; for the phenomenon just then observed by Ahab had unaccountably escaped every one else ... the two compasses pointed East, and the Pequod was as infallibly going West.   (source)
    phenomenon = something that happened and is of special interest
  • I know that, to the common apprehension, this phenomenon of whiteness is not confessed to be the prime agent in exaggerating the terror of objects otherwise terrible; nor to the unimaginative mind is there aught of terror in those appearances whose awfulness to another mind almost solely consists in this one phenomenon, especially when exhibited under any form at all approaching to muteness or universality.   (source)
    phenomenon = thing that exists
  • Besides all the other phenomena which the exterior of the Sperm Whale presents, he not seldom displays the back, and more especially his flanks, effaced in great part of the regular linear appearance, by reason of numerous rude scratches, altogether of an irregular, random aspect.   (source)
    phenomena = interesting observable things
  • I had myself what we could call a close encounter with an unspecified phenomenon.†   (source)
  • Y.T. does a double take at this new phenomenon: Ng using the street name for a controlled substance.†   (source)
  • What we are witnessing here must be a natural phenomenon.†   (source)
  • Whatever we see will first and foremost be perceived as phenomena in time and space.†   (source)
  • Something of the same phenomenon shows itself in more modern religious practice.†   (source)
  • Yes, Alexander, it behooves us to study this phenomenon with the utmost diligence and care.†   (source)
  • Also, after further study, we discovered the phenomenon of 'breathing' by the three stars."†   (source)
  • After midquarter an even more hoped-for phenomenon took place.†   (source)
  • "Is that a common phenomenon?" asked Father Hoyt, his voice thin.†   (source)
  • If this phenomenon should lead to some research result, I won't forget you."†   (source)
  • But there was a surge in a phenomenon there known as anti-entropic fields…†   (source)
  • Here again there was little duplication but another kind of phenomenon.†   (source)
  • Plato furthermore held that ideas were more real than all the phenomena of nature.†   (source)
  • "It kind of goes beyond those established categories," Juanita says, "because it's a new phenomenon.†   (source)
  • Nor is the Shakespeare adaptation phenomenon restricted to the stage and screen.†   (source)
  • One of the few phenomena outside singularities which dares to tamper with time itself.†   (source)
  • According to the locals, these phenomena only began after the antenna was built.†   (source)
  • No one that Phaedrus talked to seemed really concerned about this phenomenon that so baffled him.†   (source)
  • Mu is the "phenomenon" that inspires scientific enquiry in the first place!†   (source)
  • The series quickly spilled over the U.S. borders and became an international phenomenon.†   (source)
  • Jeremy thought about the name tag phenomenon in town.†   (source)
  • The Voice was a recent phenomenon, and as far as I was concerned, it could stay gone.†   (source)
  • Teenage smoking is one of the great, baffling phenomena of modern life.†   (source)
  • The ultimate example of this phenomenon was the Menoa tree, which was once the elf Linnea.†   (source)
  • That's a normal phenomenon among people who do extreme training.†   (source)
  • The Master of the Universe gave me a brilliant son, a phenomenon.†   (source)
  • Don't you realize how many things had to come together to create this phenomenon?†   (source)
  • What turned this indie-pop band into a primal rock phenomenon?†   (source)
  • Taggart turned, startled by the unprecedented phenomenon of an implacable anger in Eddie's voice.†   (source)
  • "I would like to experience this 'date' phenomenon."†   (source)
  • La belle indifférence was what Charcot called this phenomenon.†   (source)
  • "Poltergeist phenomena—weeding out the hoaxes—aren't really ghosts.†   (source)
  • Mahtob had diarrhea, a phenomenon of her tension to which I was becoming accustomed.†   (source)
  • Yet he could forget his learning too, baldly enjoying the phenomena produced.†   (source)
  • The phenomenon is often confused with the work of poltergeists, which are playful spirits.†   (source)
  • It carried a kind of inner life, something unconnected to the things we call phenomena.†   (source)
  • This would be no more improbable than either of those phenomena.†   (source)
  • She said, as if greeting a new phenomenon of nature: "Rearden Metal …."†   (source)
  • She didn't quite understand the whole reason behind the phenomenon.†   (source)
  • The observation and description of phenomena.†   (source)
  • Not being able to remember something was a phenomenon unknown to Salander.†   (source)
  • It would be very valuable in connection with certain phenomena I should like to observe.†   (source)
  • My mind must have added that touch to the phenomenon, to try to rationalize it at least a bit.†   (source)
  • I have often wondered as to the physiological basis for the phenomenon.†   (source)
  • Curiously enough, the very triviality of the phenomenon was beginning to impress George.†   (source)
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