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  • At end of intermission, the following enter single file, row by row, ... entering in sequence as follows:   (source)
    sequence = in a specific order
  • A very thin and very agile person may, by observing his reflection in a rapid sequence of longitudinal strips, obtain a fairly accurate conception of his looks.   (source)
    sequence = order
  • On a pattern like this, by daylight, there is a lack of sequence, a defiance of law, that is a constant irritant to a normal mind.   (source)
    sequence = happening in a specific order
  • I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity.   (source)
    sequence = an order in which things happened
  • Music played from a stereo on the piano and we began to dance, our feet tapping in sequence.†   (source)
  • For Kya, it was enough to be part of this natural sequence as sure as the tides.†   (source)
  • The best sequence at the moment is the one in the middle cubicle.†   (source)
  • He had them repeat the sequence.†   (source)
  • Begin boot sequence!†   (source)
  • The note, which had presumably been rolled up in the report, included a straightforward instruction of how to confirm that Sofia had arrived at the embassy safely, followed by a long sequence of seven-digit numbers.†   (source)
  • Lilian didn't reply, but jotted down the sequence of numbers and letters.†   (source)
  • These kids could remember complicated strands of numbers and recall words and pictures in correct sequence and quote long passages of poetry.†   (source)
  • According to Annabeth, who'd seen the show before, the blasts would be sequenced so tightly they'd look like frames of animation across the sky.†   (source)
  • "Captain," Sophie said, her tone dangerously defiant, "the sequence of numbers you have in your hand happens to be one of the most famous mathematical progressions in history."†   (source)
  • Now he was in utter darkness, feeling himself being pitched forward in a sequence of jerks and rushes, the wind rushing past him.†   (source)
  • Jen had explained it to him once, told him the exact sequence of buttons to hit to disable it.†   (source)
  • As for keeping to the printed schedule, there was always a cadre of maids who knew the sequence of events better than the members did, and they would be loaned to nervous hostesses in order to ease their burden.†   (source)
  • It was a ridiculous sequence of events that led to me almost dying, and an even more ridiculous sequence that led to me surviving.†   (source)
  • "Ready" was always first in the command sequence.†   (source)
  • I've got some toddler memories, but my first sequence recall is kindergarten; no matter how hard I've tried to forget the experience.†   (source)
  • It takes thirteen steps to open, and she discovers the sequence in under five minutes.†   (source)
  • The fact is that the same sequence of days can arrange themselves into a number of different stories.†   (source)
  • "Check this out," he said, and showed her a sequence from an action movie where, instead of Bruce Willis, the protagonist now seemed to be Francis Garaventa.†   (source)
  • Art Moran had lain awake the night before fretting about his role in this trial and remembering the sequence of events with his eyes shut, as if they were occurring in a dream.†   (source)
  • The Grim River and the horseradish factory were only the first of a sequence of tragic and unpleasant episodes that bring a frown to my face and a tear to my eye whenever I think about them.†   (source)
  • Brinker for example had begun a long, decisive sequence of withdrawals from school activity ever since the morning I deserted his enlistment plan.†   (source)
  • The sequence was illogical—the drowning scene, followed by a rescue, should have preceded the marriage proposal.†   (source)
  • I rearrange my tiles, sequences of bamboo and balls, doubles of colored number tiles, odd tiles that do not fit anywhere.†   (source)
  • We were both so young; he probably doesn't remember the sequence of events correctly.†   (source)
  • But the moment it was over, another one started to build again, and she started to feel them in long sequences, one right after the next.†   (source)
  • Your DNA sequencing has been completed.†   (source)
  • How she and her sisters enjoyed the many afternoons spent watching the sequence of images drawn on strips of glass, which pictured different situations that were so entertaining.†   (source)
  • This was done not so much for effect as because he was trying to remember the sequence of muscle movements.†   (source)
  • We'd have to design the detonation sequence with great care, and once it's in motion, we couldn't hope to control it.†   (source)
  • When I was discussing it with Ruth a few years ago at the centre in Dover, she claimed Miss Lucy had told us a lot more; that she'd explained how before donations we'd all spend some time first as carers, about the usual sequence of the donations, the recovery centres and so on—but I'm pretty sure she didn't.†   (source)
  • As everybody knows, nothing enhances silly action sequences more than really cheesy animation.†   (source)
  • Earlier, the galleries had seemed fairly straightforward, a meandering but logical sequence where all tributaries flowed into the gift shop.†   (source)
  • Some battles had been cut into many scenes, which were scattered through the various videos; by watching them in sequence, Ender was able to reconstruct whole battles.†   (source)
  • After five minutes of perfect quiet, the same sequence repeats itself three more times, after which he's presumably lulled himself back to sleep for a while.†   (source)
  • She places the box on a rubber pad, then punches a sequence on her keypad.†   (source)
  • So I went to my adviser and the dean in sequence and said, I have a problem.†   (source)
  • Sound off in sequence.†   (source)
  • They made a romantic pair all right, especially in the blindfold sequence.†   (source)
  • With one hand I pulled the red "lining" out of my overcoat while I hit replay on the imager, watching through the eyepiece as it magnified the diskey sequence.†   (source)
  • Normally, HIV can infect only blood cells, but Axel had inserted a specific DNA sequence from a blood cell into HeLa cells, which made it possible for HIV to infect them as well.†   (source)
  • She had raised the paddle that started the sequence of events that led to Missy being taken.†   (source)
  • Over and over and over again we repeated the sequence as we marched up and down the bike path.†   (source)
  • Now take Hart Crane's poem sequence The Bridge (1930), which plays with rivers and bridges throughout.†   (source)
  • Pay special attention to the sequence of the strokes.†   (source)
  • There was this final fight sequence — the choreography was unbelievable!†   (source)
  • No, I mean, where are you in the sequence, the youngest, the oldest?†   (source)
  • Yet the event keeps returning to me in my dreams exactly as I've described it, with all the same sights and smells occurring in sequence as I stretched my weight over the water.†   (source)
  • Not of the actual events, but of the sequence.†   (source)
  • It was the first in a sequence of impossibly rich and voluminous banquets whose menus raised the question of whether any of the city's leading men could possibly have a functional artery.†   (source)
  • Atlantic Fleet Communications In Norfolk the first line of the dispatch revealed the page and line of the one-time-pad cipher sequence, which was recorded on computer tape in the maximum security section of the communications complex.†   (source)
  • But Olly's like a random letter, the big bold X thrown in the middle of the word or phrase that ruins the sequence.†   (source)
  • Angry now, they made another run, and set up the overlap and cross on the right side—the very sequence Luma had warned her players to shut down.†   (source)
  • I liked working out the sequence of blue eyes in families that had no characteristics except blue eyes and brown eyes.†   (source)
  • Blomkvist played the sequence over and over.†   (source)
  • As if joining scraps of fabric to make a quilt, Molly puts them in the right sequence and stitches them together, creating a pattern that was impossible to see when each piece was separate.†   (source)
  • The Outside piece was as accurate as I could make it under the circumstances, but my deadline had been unforgiving, the sequence of events had been frustratingly complex, and the memories of the survivors had been badly distorted by exhaustion, oxygen depletion, and shock.†   (source)
  • He adjusted the igniter, glanced once more at wings and instruments, punched the jet sequence.†   (source)
  • Trusting his instinct, he manipulated the bands in the sequence suggested by his observation.†   (source)
  • When she compared the charts, they showed that at this exact historic moment there would be a terrible sequence of events, bringing blood, pain, and death.†   (source)
  • His father was just no help at all, refusing either to expire or stop mumbling (you thought his father was dead but that was in the fake-out, don't forget—Morgenstern was just edging into the nightmare sequence, so don't be confused) and start making sense.†   (source)
  • When I told Quentin about it, he called it a "sequential approach" to problems and admired it.†   (source)
  • It's just a word for a particular sequence in my DNA, like a word for all people with brown eyes or blond hair.†   (source)
  • I watched Steffie's lips form the sequence: wow wow wow wow.†   (source)
  • She looked down to see emeralds, a long sequence of dark stones, caught in the gold stream of the chain against her skin.†   (source)
  • On a piece of paper, he drew up a roster of buddies, and he wrote down the order of entry, the sequence in which they would be inserted into the building.†   (source)
  • It had a proper sequence and a point.†   (source)
  • The sequence of his emotions was revulsion, guilt, pity, then love.†   (source)
  • She was a good student, a captain in net ball, a senior prefect, and showing promise in Bharatnatyam, finding in herself a talent for recapitulating a most intricate dance sequence after being shown it just once.†   (source)
  • The sequence repeats.†   (source)
  • The only daughter of a prosperous wheat grower named Fox, the adored sister of three older brothers, she had not been spoiled but spared, led to suppose that life was a sequence of agreeable events-Kansas autumns, California summers, a round of teacup gifts.†   (source)
  • This sequence repeated itself all the way across the parking lot, the salesmen in the showroom chuckling, before someone stuck a hand out the back door, offering him a hand, which he ignored.†   (source)
  • He starts to chew on it, nice and slew, so the important details each present themselves in sequence, like they've been tagged and numbered.†   (source)
  • What had been the sequence of events?†   (source)
  • Becky's mouth watered as she dreamed of some fabulous sequence of tastes: foie gras, wild-berry duck, all washed down with an expensive champagne.†   (source)
  • Moody had set the combination himself, and I had never known the sequence that would unlock the case.†   (source)
  • Then I had to collect additional forms that required further verification, again in the proper sequence, until, finally, I returned to the captain's office with a perfectly completed package.†   (source)
  • His fluid sense of time made pinning down the exact sequence of many events in this book almost impossible, as did interviewing the Balti people with whom he works, who have no tenses in their language and as little attachment to linear time as the man they call Dr. Greg.†   (source)
  • "Disembark" hardly suggests the lethal difficulty of the first component in this sequence.†   (source)
  • The cars are not sequentially numbered, and it takes me a while to find car 48.†   (source)
  • The whole sequence struck him as surreal.†   (source)
  • I lifted the kettle from the hob and then stood there, frozen, unable to remember the simple sequence of actions that I needed next to do.†   (source)
  • An immense number of paint pots filled a shelf, arranged in a strict colour sequence like a stretched and flattened rainbow.†   (source)
  • I didn't know the sequence; you didn't tell me.†   (source)
  • Max replayed the sequence in his mind.†   (source)
  • I sat there in the dark trying to recall the sequence of the speech.†   (source)
  • I'm getting way out of sequence here.†   (source)
  • People tended to look in sequence at Eugenides, then at the queen, and then at the plates in front of them.†   (source)
  • The sequential detonations will destroy the sphere along with the compression phase.†   (source)
  • It was their daily job to sling words together in any combination they pleased, so long as the words did not fall into a sequence saying something specific.†   (source)
  • She turned away at that, crossed over to watch the number sequences fly by on the console screen.†   (source)
  • Assuming a free market throughout the sequence his profit enhancement will be of the close order of sixfold.†   (source)
  • Then he repeated the sequence, keeping John Baugh's voice but this time also the face of Baugh, who is African American.†   (source)
  • That certain sequence of unrelated events.†   (source)
  • If you pumped it up it would spin and generate precisely the sequence from the 'Madre, non dormi...'†   (source)
  • The same sequences seem to have got kind of stuck together some places.†   (source)
  • For hours she watched the rapid sequence of textures that flapped like streamers outside her window: vast latificndios, provinces of royal palms, black mountains encircled with clouds.†   (source)
  • But with this old man it did not end there; under the medicine bags and bundles of rawhide on the walls, he saw layers of old calendars, the sequences of years confused and lost as if occasionally the oldest calendars had fallen or been taken out from under the others and then had been replaced on top of the most recent years.†   (source)
  • He lights a cigar and stares at a page, composing the sequence of words that will most amicably end the war.†   (source)
  • Nowadays, everything has a pass code, sequence, or secret decoder.†   (source)
  • Misty had made up a whole list of songs that Sally Jean was supposed to play in sequence as I opened my gifts: "Sixteen Candles,"†   (source)
  • In Jane Austen's Persuasion I had come across the lines, "she had been forced into prudence in her youth—she learned romance as she grew older—the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning."†   (source)
  • There are repeated code sequences in multiple strings that have no function.†   (source)
  • His jacket hung on his chair back; his napkin uncrumpled slowly beside his plate, blooming like something out of a time-lapse photography sequence.†   (source)
  • The first sergeant moaned as he watched the thin leaves burn in sequence from Genesis to Kings, from Revelations toward Mark.†   (source)
  • He's taken them out of sequence, picking and choosing certain lines over a series of pages and putting them together in his own way.†   (source)
  • It was a perfectly reasonable sequence.†   (source)
  • To the credit of poetry in our century there must surely be entered in any reckoning his two great sequences of poems entitled "Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen" and "Meditations in Time of Civil War", the latter of which contains the famous lyric about the bird's nest at his window, where a starling or stare had built in a crevice of the old wall.†   (source)
  • Since I realize that what I must now recount may strain the credulity of some of my readers; and since I have no technical knowledge whatsoever about radio, I can do no more than put forward an explanation given to me later by an expert, together with the assurance that no mere biologist could possibly have invented the sequence of events which followed.†   (source)
  • WRITING a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience, of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer's own life.†   (source)
  • "You would have to do them in sequence, though, or it could get mighty hot," I said.†   (source)
  • She paused, in sequence groping for then finding the right word in French, Polish, German and Russian but totally at sea in English.†   (source)
  • What is interesting about those speeches when read in sequence is their development.†   (source)
  • 'Particularly restful on the eyes were the delicate pastel greens of the background to the ballet sequence.'†   (source)
  • Soon their column too was broken into a sequence of irregular puffs.†   (source)
  • But according to your very own teachings, this unity and necessary sequence of all things is nevertheless broken in one place, through a small gap, this world of unity is invaded by something alien, something new, something which had not been there before, and which cannot be demonstrated and cannot be proven: these are your teachings of overcoming the world, of salvation.†   (source)
  • Sequences of ideas, notions, insights, truths drifted and sailed freely through her mind, like clouds in the sky, as happened so often before during their nighttime conversations.†   (source)
  • The blocks banged down in steady sequence; each barrier a step backward toward the light.†   (source)
  • Snatches of popular songs, indecent jokes, bits of books I had read, movie sequences, faces, voices, political issues—I thought I was going mad; all these impressions suspended, as it were, in the solution of the faint nausea produced in me by the heat and liquor.†   (source)
  • Or some other problem in the developmental sequence.†   (source)
    sequence = order (happening in order)
  • Notice the sequence is made up of four basic compounds—adenine, thymine, guanine, and cytosine.†   (source)
  • Then the sequence would be repeated, exactly the same way.†   (source)
  • In his mind, he reviewed the sequence of events that had begun in the cave.†   (source)
  • Eventually, I hope, paleontologists such as yourself will compare our animals with the fossil record to verify the developmental sequence.†   (source)
  • That sequence seemed to imply that the younger animals, with keener hearing, had detected the boat first.†   (source)
  • Restriction Enzyme Sequence Alignment†   (source)
  • So we can take an unknown piece of DNA and determine roughly, by computer, where it fits in the evolutionary sequence.†   (source)
  • How could he explain to Hammond about the reality of DNA dropouts, the patches, the gaps in the sequence that Wu had been obliged to fill in, making the best guesses he could, but still, making guesses.†   (source)
  • The raptors continued slowly toward Grant, moving past the supercomputers, past the screens that still blinked endless sequences of computer-deciphered code.†   (source)
  • Utterly agape, he read the four lines again, clockwise in sequence: top, right, bottom, left.†   (source)
  • Command sequence: Daedalus Twenty-three.†   (source)
  • Earlier, Sophie had rearranged this account number into the Fibonacci sequence.†   (source)
  • It was no longer a forward motion: now it was a sequence of movements, up and along, up and along.†   (source)
  • But Leo still had to deduce the right sequence to activate this control sphere.†   (source)
  • Command sequence: Daedalus Twenty-three.†   (source)
  • It took her a while to run up the sequence of events.†   (source)
  • Paul depressed the glowing action-sequence switch on his panel.†   (source)
  • Now look away and spend twenty seconds memorizing that sequence before saying them out loud again.†   (source)
  • I didn't get the sequence of strokes at all!†   (source)
  • I think I can trace the sequence of events here.†   (source)
  • "Yes, ma'am," he replied, activating the sequence.†   (source)
  • What happened then was a slow-motion sequence.†   (source)
  • No one made a move except for a Nipponese tourist who raised her imager and recorded a sequence.†   (source)
  • It happened so quickly that it was over before I could follow the sequence of events.†   (source)
  • If you speak English, you have about a 50 percent chance of remembering that sequence perfectly.†   (source)
  • Time became a sequence of layers for the Duke.†   (source)
  • This is the Fibonacci sequence," she declared, nodding toward the piece of paper in Fache's hand.†   (source)
  • Pretty much the reverse of the sequence I use to stow it.†   (source)
  • Command sequence: Daedalus Twenty-three.†   (source)
  • It's a little different, seeing the action sequence firsthand.†   (source)
  • And yet they're all part of the Fibonacci sequence.†   (source)
  • "The scrambled Fibonacci sequence is a clue," Langdon said, taking the printout.†   (source)
  • He wrote the sequence out of order to tell us to apply the same concept to the text.†   (source)
  • But the numbers came in a tangle without sequence.†   (source)
  • 'You may have your sequence backwards,' said Jason Bourne.†   (source)
  • Hollow bodies coming in endless sequence.†   (source)
  • "The whole sequence began in 1996," Reilly says.†   (source)
  • The usual sequence was: for a first offense, a warning — a scolding, often without trial.†   (source)
  • In the silence, I pondered the sequence of events that had brought us to this point.†   (source)
  • Just digits onscreen, lining up in perfect sequence.†   (source)
  • She stopped by a mini wall screen and coded in a sequence.†   (source)
  • It was about initiating a logical sequence of inquiries.†   (source)
  • After half an hour they had the sequence of events clear.†   (source)
  • Begin thaw sequence now, please, Darren.†   (source)
  • He had to make the sequence of his revelations clear to these men.†   (source)
  • He stared out the window, trying to piece together the sequence of events.†   (source)
  • At the end of that sequence the fugitive would generally be found.†   (source)
  • The whole "add milk, butter, mix, and stir" sequence was apparently beyond her.†   (source)
  • There are two techniques I use to prevent the out-of— sequence-reassembly setback.†   (source)
  • She played back the sequence from zero, the moment the door was opened and the alarm activated.†   (source)
  • Ed was into the opening sequence of his middle act, the records bouncy ones with good beats.†   (source)
  • 'I'm glad you got the sequence right — for once.†   (source)
  • He moves masterfully through a sequence of fifty-three different steps, slides, and spins.†   (source)
  • Jacqueline Lavier had been followed, her death inevitable but out of sequence.†   (source)
  • Koop stared at the meaningless sequence of pencilled letters.†   (source)
  • How long do you think that whole sequence took?†   (source)
  • Burton tried to recall the sequence for blood clotting.†   (source)
  • What kind of mad scientist came up with that sequence?†   (source)
  • This sequence occurred throughout the day.†   (source)
  • We throw off the detonation sequence by adding one of our own.†   (source)
  • He knew the shot sequence in Potemkin just about cold.†   (source)
  • It's their sequence; it's their shape; it's everything!†   (source)
  • He has never forgotten the moment-to-moment sequence of that bloody episode.†   (source)
  • Got their addresses as well as names; Wyoh had one sequence which was concentrating on stilyagi.†   (source)
  • It was the kind of sequence described by old Fontaine on Tranquility Isle.†   (source)
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