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  • He pointed out that it ["Nikhil"] was relatively easy to pronounce, though there was the danger that Americans, obsessed with abbreviation, would truncate it to Nick.†   (source)
  • The nine-thousand-meter peaks beyond were only hinted at by gray and white planes soon intersected by low clouds, but even so truncated were powerful to behold.†   (source)
  • Hiro has cappuccino skin and spiky, truncated dreadlocks.†   (source)
  • Not that it absolves me, but I was a young man, Mr. Markos, eager to take on the world, full of dreams, modest and vague as they may have been, and I pictured my youth ebbing away, my prospects increasingly truncated.†   (source)
  • He looked back at the truncated stone pyramid on the desk.†   (source)
  • In the evenings (for that Regional Flavor) the tourists were treated to truncated kathakali performances ("Small attention spans," the Hotel People explained to the dancers).†   (source)
  • The shaman's declamations were repeatedly truncated by gusts of wind, but Eragon caught snatches of the ancient language-strangely twisted and mispronounced-interspersed with dwarf and Urgal words, all of which were united by an archaic dialect of Eragon's own tongue.†   (source)
  • They clung together, briefly, in the oddly truncated, shrinking, American embrace, and stepped back to look at one another.†   (source)
  • There was the briefest, softest tsst! filtering audibly through the shattering, overwhelming howl of the plane's engines, and then there were just Kid Sampson's two pale, skinny legs, still joined by strings somehow at the bloody truncated hips, standing stock-still on the raft for what seemed a full minute or two before they toppled over backward into the water finally with a faint, echoing splash and turned completely upside down so that only the grotesque toes and the plaster-white…†   (source)
  • There are pictures of Kim and Mia from high school and one of the two of them posing on top of the Empire State Building—a jolting reminder that their relationship wasn't truncated, they have a history of which I know nothing.†   (source)
  • Lives that would be brought together to make a graceful end are abruptly truncated.†   (source)
  • About the only memorial he could spot was the Lincoln, which had been truncated at the base.†   (source)
  • The pups' new home, half a mile from the old den, was a narrow, truncated ravine filled with gigantic boulders which had been split off the cliff walls by frost action.†   (source)
  • One tentacle was already a truncated stump, and there could be no doubt as to the ultimate outcome of the battle.†   (source)
  • Halting, truncated, the talk bewildered me and at the same time held me enthralled; in addition, the sexual frankness was so utterly novel that I experienced a phenomenon that I hadn't felt since I was about eight years old: my ears were burning.†   (source)
  • "That cairn of stones," she said, and I saw it perhaps a hundred yards away, about eight feet in height, builded of head-sized, gray stones, worn by the wind, the sand, the water, standing in the shape of a truncated pyramid.†   (source)
  • Their truncated swimming-pool performances.†   (source)
  • At other times I feel a strong urge to join in, to contribute; to link my own tremulous voice to the anonymous chorus of truncated serenades, scrawled love letters, lewd advertisements, hymns and curses.†   (source)
  • Langdon and Katherine watched as the old man's frail hands examined every inch of the stone—the engraved side, the smooth base, and the truncated top.†   (source)
  • ……. nighttime …. the same jumpy video footage …. the man was walking down a city street …. strands of blond hair blowing in front of the camera …. turning a corner …. the camera angle lowering to something in the man's hand …. a dollar bill …. a close-up focusing on the Great Seal …. the all-seeing eye …. the unfinished pyramid …. and then, abruptly, pulling away to reveal a similar shape in the distance …. a massive pyramidical building …. with sloping sides rising to a truncated top.†   (source)
  • From there we watch as people dressed like snowflakes, like elves, like rabbits, like sugar plum fairies, march past us, strangely truncated because we're looking down on them.†   (source)
  • Mutilated, dismembered, tortured bodies, ripped into grotesque shreds… I had clearly seen the vestigial feelers still attached to the truncated anterior section of a child.†   (source)
  • Occasional rents in the besmirched sky allowed pale bars of light to strike the ground, where they remained, like pillars of translucent glass, until they were truncated by the shifting clouds.†   (source)
  • Four other black-robed people joined the man, and those Eragon knew for priests of Helgrind by their truncated forms: one was missing a forearm, two were missing a leg each, and the last of their company was missing an arm and both legs, and was carried by his or her companions on a small padded litter.†   (source)
  • Leaping over their truncated bodies, Eragon twisted in midair and landed on the spot he had started from.†   (source)
  • While the Varden and the Urgals set about collecting their fallen comrades, stripping the dead of useful equipment, and beheading the soldiers and dragging their truncated bodies into piles to burn, Eragon, Saphira, and King Orrin returned to the camp, accompanied by Arya and the other elves.†   (source)
  • The vivid and valuable passages—the ones which in general I refrained from throwing away—seemed to me later to be the ones having to do with my emasculations, my thwarted manhood and truncated passions.†   (source)
  • The blindness of their limited lives—lives truncated and impoverished by the oppression they had suffered long before they had ever heard of Communism—made them think that I was with their enemies.†   (source)
  • The sight of that abrupt and truncated animal padding softly across the quadrangle changed by some fluke of the subconscious intelligence the emotional light for me.†   (source)
  • Everywhere around us we saw truncated cones, formerly so many fiery mouths.†   (source)
  • At dinner that night he decided that it must inevitably be a truncated visit: about his own country Hosain seemed to have observed only that there were many mountains and some goats and herders of goats.†   (source)
  • Inside it crouched a humble dome, and inside that, visible through a grille, was a truncated gravestone, swathed in calico.†   (source)
  • In the solitude of night, Hans Castorp's thoughts, or intuitive half-thoughts, soared high as he sat before his truncated musical coffin … ah, they soared higher than his understanding, were thoughts enhanced, forced upward by alchemy.†   (source)
  • One might even found whole empires upon it, earthly, all-too-earthly empires, very coarse, very progressive, and not in the least nostalgic … his truncated musical coffin, inside which the song decayed into some electrical gramophone music.†   (source)
  • Within these four walls, Hans Castorp was alone with the wonders of his apparatus—with the lush achievements of this little truncated coffin of fiddlewood, this small, dull-black temple with its doors flung wide, before which he would sit in an armchair, hands folded, head on one shoulder, mouth open, letting the fullness of harmony spill over him.†   (source)
  • Leon was fleeing, for it seemed to him that his love, that for nearly two hours now had become petrified in the church like the stones, would vanish like a vapour through that sort of truncated funnel, of oblong cage, of open chimney that rises so grotesquely from the cathedral like the extravagant attempt of some fantastic brazier.†   (source)
  • The two arms fell with a sudden force; they heard the hissing of the scimitar and the cry of the victim, then a truncated mass sank beneath the blow.†   (source)
  • Tommy, with true brotherly sympathy, was amusing himself by turning Dolly's skirt over her bald head and exhibiting her truncated body to the general scorn—an indignity which cut Totty to the heart.†   (source)
  • A person coming from the Seine reached the extremity of the Rue Polonceau, and had on his right the Rue Droit-Mur, turning abruptly at a right angle, in front of him the wall of that street, and on his right a truncated prolongation of the Rue Droit-Mur, which had no issue and was called the Cul-de-Sac Genrot.†   (source)
  • …teeth, which are also blind courts; thirdly, on his left, the branch of the Mail, complicated, almost at its inception, with a sort of fork, and proceeding from zig-zag to zig-zag until it ends in the grand crypt of the outlet of the Louvre, truncated and ramified in every direction; and lastly, the blind alley of a passage of the Rue des Jeuneurs, without counting little ducts here and there, before reaching the belt sewer, which alone could conduct him to some issue sufficiently…†   (source)
  • The truncated conical crater summit of the diminutive volcano emitted a vertical and serpentine fume redolent of aromatic oriental incense.†   (source)
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