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  • Colonel Junaid explained that a bone had fractured and splinters had gone into my brain, creating a shock and causing it to swell.†   (source)
  • When I open my eyes, the world looks slightly fractured, and it takes a minute to realize that the sun must be well up and the glasses fragmenting my vision.†   (source)
  • There was also an orbital fracture on the left side; that's the eye socket bone, and we had to fix that too.†   (source)
  • Then the military fractured, both sides got hold of weapons of war, and two opinions became two armies determined to destroy each other.†   (source)
  • Flying on one such mission, Garrett was shot down over the ocean, incurring a compound ankle fracture.†   (source)
  • The agony of the fractured leg began to seem no more than a mild discomfort as The Giver led Jonas firmly, little by little, into the deep and terrible suffering of the past.†   (source)
  • I stared at the statue, feeling the fractured place in my heart.†   (source)
  • "Looks like a fracture," an ambulance attendant said, feeling her right ankle.†   (source)
  • Near twilight the clouds fractured and the rain let up.†   (source)
  • But we passed under one dead tree, leafless but still standing, and I looked up through its branches, which intersected to fracture the cloudless blue sky into all kinds of irregular polygons.†   (source)
  • It's a fracture at the front of the left parietal bone with a likely risk of subdural hematoma.†   (source)
  • I remember Caleb telling her that it would only take a month to mend, because it was a hairline fracture.†   (source)
  • It had cut through several nerves and tendons and shattered against a bone, fracturing it vertically.†   (source)
  • Sometimes we're fractured by the choices we make; sometimes we're shattered by things we would never have chosen.†   (source)
  • He had both jumped and tried to prevent himself from jumping — the result was that he'd smashed headlong into the desk knocking it over, and, by the feeling in his legs, fractured both his kneecaps.†   (source)
  • He heard more fracturing of rock above him and realized that he no longer had any choice—or any time.†   (source)
  • He had suffered multiple fractures of the skull, cheeks, jawbone, and eye sockets.†   (source)
  • Then I watched as the little wisp of smoke drifted toward the floor of the airlock, disappearing through a hairline fracture.†   (source)
  • One of the lenses of his eyeglasses is already fractured, but otherwise he looks well enough.†   (source)
  • Did you hear the fracturing of any bones while sitting on him?†   (source)
  • The bone had fractured and left a dent in his head.†   (source)
  • I took many precautions along the way, to protect Grandmother from fracturing her hip—although the sidewalks were safely sanded, there'd been no new snowfall, and the well-oiled wood of the old Town Meeting place was slipperier than any surface Grandmother was likely to encounter outdoors.†   (source)
  • We are bombarded with violence, division, fracture, and betrayal.†   (source)
  • They fought with blunted weapons in a chaos of mud and blood, small troops fighting together and then turning on each other as affiances formed and fractured, until only one man was left standing.†   (source)
  • She had never considered the possibility that things could get even worse, that their small family unit could fracture further.†   (source)
  • They see daughters who grow impatient when their mothers talk in Chinese, who think they are stupid when they explain things in fractured English.†   (source)
  • Kate leaned in close and gingerly picked up a large piece of fractured rib bone that had fallen on the branch.†   (source)
  • These women would begin to see how fractured he was, they'd want to help him gain perspective on life and access the positive aspects of his own spirituality.†   (source)
  • "I'm fine," I repeat, even though everything around me is breaking, fracturing.†   (source)
  • Hairline fractures appeared in the glass.†   (source)
  • It was a dark rock; it had depth and seemed to have fracture lines or flaws in it.†   (source)
  • Fractured skull.†   (source)
  • She's had a bad crack on the head, a skull fracture, to tell you the truth she was in a coma for a while and her left leg was broken in so many pieces she came near to losing it.†   (source)
  • Two frostbitten feet and a fracture of the left arm.†   (source)
  • A spiderweb of silver duct tape holds the fractured window together.†   (source)
  • In May, a Honduran had a fractured right clavicle.†   (source)
  • Then the sunlight was fractured by thin trunks of tilting trees.†   (source)
  • The stresses and fractures, the quick collapse, the two of them buried alive under all that weight.†   (source)
  • I do miss our old place—all the bumps and ridges and hairline fractures left by the decades.†   (source)
  • It wasn't just that her mind seemed to have fractured; the moment itself seemed disconnected from everything else.†   (source)
  • Suppose your son or your wife tripped on the stairs and fractured his or her skull, Mr. Torrance.†   (source)
  • The blade slashed open Seward's cheek so viciously that the skin hung from a flap, exposing his teeth and fractured jawbone.†   (source)
  • "God," I say and the word fills the emptiness left by the car, fractures the silence of the country air.†   (source)
  • He pointed at the thin fractures that crazed the smooth black surface of the body.†   (source)
  • Rachel had broken her left leg, two ribs, punctured a lung, and fractured her jaw.†   (source)
  • It hurt so deep I didn't even feel the fracture in my jaw, the displacement which would later give me a disjointed, lopsided and protruding chin.†   (source)
  • Hemingway captures that damage three times over: once in the Nick Adams stories culminating in "Big Two-Hearted River" (1925), where Nick goes off alone to Michigan's then remote Upper Peninsula on a fishing trip to repair his broken psyche after the horrors of his war experience; a second in Jake Barnes's war wound and the fractured festivities in Pamplona; and a third in Lieutenant Frederic Henry's separate peace, broken by his lover's death in childbirth in A Farewell to Arms.†   (source)
  • I was coated in ice, too, that fractured and crackled as I moved.†   (source)
  • This guy better not move-he could have a neck fracture.†   (source)
  • I listen in silence as he tells the room that the cause of death was head trauma, her skull was fractured in several places.†   (source)
  • Long fractures and tears ran the height of the tree.†   (source)
  • He did an X-ray and found it was fractured.†   (source)
  • To avoid, perhaps, too badly fracturing Anaander Mianaai's conviction that she was unitary, one person.†   (source)
  • -it fractured apart.†   (source)
  • The news in those days was full of war and migrants and nativists, and it was full of fracturing too, of regions pulling away from nations, and cities pulling away from hinterlands, and it seemed that as everyone was coming together everyone was also moving apart.†   (source)
  • I imagine the atmosphere got a little tense when Carlisle had to rebreak the fractures —†   (source)
  • Unlike the fracture in my right shin, where my central nervous system shut off the pain, this one really hurt.†   (source)
  • 'Fracture wound, simple projectile, type O.' It doesn't say anything about amputation, does it?†   (source)
  • In December the exposition experienced its first death: a man named Mueller at the Mines Building, dead of a fractured skull.†   (source)
  • His head is filled with mixed signals, a frightening jumble of fractured meaning, but in music there is balance and permanence.†   (source)
  • An unnecessary gesture—with the sickening crackle of bones Ivan Putin's neck broke, his spine severed at the level of the second cervical vertebra, a perfect hangman's fracture.†   (source)
  • He knew that she had been born with brittle bones, and that she got fractures easily, and that two of her six children and two of her grandchildren also had the condition.†   (source)
  • Many had come from societies that had been fractured by war, and as a consequence they never had access to any kind of formal education.†   (source)
  • The other's body already withered, the neck like a fractured stem, the heavy head falling now at an odd angle, the angle of death, into the pillow.†   (source)
  • Clary dropped the fractured photo on the desk and slipped behind the screen, pulling Simon after her.†   (source)
  • It appears to be a way station between neurosis and psychosis: a fractured but not disassembled psyche.†   (source)
  • The vet told me that Otis's back, legs, and hips were all severely damaged and his jaw was radically fractured.†   (source)
  • Byrnes was in serious condition at Sacred Heart with multiple fractures, his face so badly beaten as to be unrecognizable.†   (source)
  • She had countless contusions and fractures.†   (source)
  • Nose was fractured when Subject 3286 elbowed her.†   (source)
  • His ribs were fractured in a haying accident and they never called a doctor.†   (source)
  • As the glacier inched over humps and dips in the Cum's underlying strata, it fractured into countless vertical fissures-crevasses.†   (source)
  • She returned with several rags, which she wrapped tightly around Roran's torn shoulder and his fractured wrist.†   (source)
  • At the hospital everyone's suspicions were confirmed: my arm was fractured in three places.†   (source)
  • Jimmy Dean sits in the driver's seat with a broken neck, multiple fractures and lacerations.†   (source)
  • The damage was simple enough: clear, straightforward fractures of the ulna and the radius.†   (source)
  • Excessive soda consumption in childhood can lead to calcium deficiencies and a greater likelihood of bone fractures.†   (source)
  • Good-bye, in-flight glimpses of a soul, aching, and dreams, fractured, injuries only death could cure.†   (source)
  • Then she developed stress fractures in her feet.†   (source)
  • About a year later Bird fractured his wrist trying to leap off our neighbor's balcony, and the tall, stooped doctor who treated him in the emergency room asked my mother on a date.†   (source)
  • The fact is that families already fractured and separated were permanently destroyed.†   (source)
  • The leg is already straightening but there is no doubt that it is fractured and the plane is going down.†   (source)
  • Sixteen broken bones, skull fracture, second-degree burns over most of your body.†   (source)
  • Billy had a fractured skull, but he was still conscious.†   (source)
  • "A person like you," Azcue tells Oswald in fractured English, "in the place of aiding the Cuban Revolution, are doing it harm."†   (source)
  • And shadows didn't give you fractured jaws or bruised eyes, there was no time for all that—in the dark—before the children awakened.†   (source)
  • The doctors in Ogallala said Bob's skull was fractured; you couldn't put a splint on a skull; probably he'd die.†   (source)
  • Well, that cast's on there because I got a bad fracture in the last game with the Browns.†   (source)
  • Generations of rain have smoothed the stone to such a high sheen in some places that I catch a fractured glimpse of myself on its uneven surface—an eye, a mouth, another eye, a composite of ill-fitting pieces.†   (source)
  • He wants to fracture the group before July.†   (source)
  • The two dollars she hated to release turned out to be well spent, for Teapot did have a fracture, although the doctor said poor diet had contributed substantially to the daintiness of his bones.†   (source)
  • Christian Taylor was also on the roster and ready to go, his fractures now healed.†   (source)
  • This occasioned conversations where every sentence suffered from multiple fractures, coupled with a lot of cautious mime—neither of us wanted to get shocked.†   (source)
  • This is no fit place for a man with a possible fracture of the skull.†   (source)
  • Logan had been worried there might be some fracture high on the right foreleg or shoulder, but there wasn't.†   (source)
  • The story of Blackcliff's origin was the first thing I learned as a Yearling: Five hundred years ago, a warrior brute named Taius united the fractured Martial clans and swept down from the north, crushing the Scholar Empire and taking over most of the continent.†   (source)
  • Squirrels darted along the branches of hickory trees, chattering a warning, while shafts of fractured sunlight cut through the foliage, lending her surroundings a dreamlike quality.†   (source)
  • His chest and sides were badly bruised, and he had several fractured ribs.†   (source)
  • That was a C.I.D. man with a fractured nose.†   (source)
  • It did not fracture his skull, but for a moment he was incoherent, flailing around.†   (source)
  • I've come a long way since my hip fracture, and thank the Lord for that.†   (source)
  • Not without my mind fracturing in two.†   (source)
  • The sight of them sent a hairline fracture through his heart.†   (source)
  • I saw women my age and younger—women in their rice-and-salt years—whose feet had broken under the stress of walking so far or had fractured into bits against a rock.†   (source)
  • He probably was scared he'd fractured my skull or something when I hit the floor.†   (source)
  • It seems like the more my body healed, the more fractured my mind became, and there aren't enough wires and screws to fix the breaks in it.†   (source)
  • He put up more of the x-rays in the window, saying things like "spiral fibular fracture here" and "excellent healing" and "some contraindications for psycho-motor development."†   (source)
  • Alem Gowdie had set the shattered bone with such skill that all who'd seen the fracture were amazed that afterward he walked without a limp.†   (source)
  • The trooper with the rifle walked cautiously down the blind side of the truck; while he was doing so, Tamar looked over at the half-destroyed cottage and saw the snout of a heavy machine gun poking from the fractured shutters of an upstairs window.†   (source)
  • You suffered thirteen wounds, a broken shoulder, a fractured skull, a lacerated kidney, and I'll still wager that you recover within the week.†   (source)
  • Right now, we're fractured.†   (source)
  • Fractured by a traumatic event.†   (source)
  • Fractured images, memories, fear, pain, all came crashing together inside my brain.†   (source)
  • The stone had actually cracked in two, a thin fracture running its entire length, but the trembling had stopped completely.†   (source)
  • Hyoid bone's probably fractured.†   (source)
  • We must not worry, we must not doubt, we must not lose heart," The attendants of a hospital in Illinois showed no astonishment when a man was brought in, beaten up by his elder brother, who had supported him all his life: the younger man had screamed at the elder, accusing him of selfishness and greed-just as the attendants of a hospital in New York City showed no astonishment at the case of a woman who came in with a fractured jaw: she had been slapped in the face by a total stranger, who had heard her ordering her five-year old son to give his best toy to the children of neighbors.†   (source)
  • After the final report there was silence, but for the quiet music, the fractured breathing.†   (source)
  • The room's fractured.†   (source)
  • In what was left of the rapids, where the boulders fractured the water into surf, they swam vigorously, leaping, kicking, doing all they could just to stay in the same place and not be swept downriver.†   (source)
  • Barbara said, "It hit with enough force to blast away thousands of years of accumulated soil and still fracture the bedrock beneath."†   (source)
  • Her mother didn't know how to break the news to her daughter that Mr. West had died of a fractured skull and brain injuries the previous night.†   (source)
  • There's a ship leaving the harbor, its whistle resigned as an abbot in prayer, fracturing the dusk.†   (source)
  • The impact fractured two vertebrae in his back.†   (source)
  • On top of it were several photos of our fractured family.†   (source)
  • I had been reading a surgery text on fractures under the dim oil lamp, and though I was weary and about to retire, it was clear the corporal was disturbed, and so I thought it best to give him some attention.†   (source)
  • To solve all the problems that keep people from acquiring skills would require tackling the toughest issues our country faces: a broken educational system, teen pregnancy, drug use, racial discrimination, a fractured political culture.†   (source)
  • It was said in court later, and not contested by the defense, that the grocer had two injuries—a fractured cheekbone from the first blow and a dislocated jaw from the second.†   (source)
  • The prime minister's coalition is in danger of fracturing.†   (source)
  • And in the leaf-fractured sunlight, froze.†   (source)
  • They will get results, all right, the planners, like a Mount Everest in the middle of the Atlantic and some fractured domes.†   (source)
  • God knows, I thought, it was something I hated to do; scenes such as I had just been a participant in fractured my spirit, exhausted me; all I really wanted to do was to curl up and take a nap.†   (source)
  • A simple fracture could be compound disaster.†   (source)
  • Despite all this Mrs. Brown possessed an unflinching sense of humor that often fractured me.†   (source)
  • Further gingerly investigation showed a big and very tender swelling on the back of his skull, hair matted with blood, and failed to tell him whether or not his skull was fractured.†   (source)
  • His fingers were bent at awkward angles, thanks to numerous fractures from assorted machinery.†   (source)
  • Her gaze seemed fractured—like she was trying to focus on him through a kaleidoscope.†   (source)
  • Fracture lines zigzagged from the point of impact, and suddenly the tank burst.†   (source)
  • I saw the fractured light in his eyes, and I realized something that shocked me to the core.†   (source)
  • All of us fractured a little, softened a little.†   (source)
  • "They're fractures along the earth's crust," said Aziza.†   (source)
  • "It's a simple fracture," Angela replied.†   (source)
  • Something flat, narrow, and hard enough to fracture his skull.†   (source)
  • The sound of solid iron fracturing was thunderous.†   (source)
  • Blood came out in globs from my nose, a sign it was fractured.†   (source)
  • The Super Stallion At this moment the transmission casing fractured.†   (source)
  • Stress fractures ran across the ceiling.†   (source)
  • Four exposition workers lost their lives, two from fractured skulls, two electrocuted.†   (source)
  • I could see the different shards of the fractured full picture in front of me now.†   (source)
  • Up through the furnace register his father's voice rang, tinny and fractured.†   (source)
  • We are a fractured and frantic species ....moving down a path of destruction.†   (source)
  • Amy has had a horrible accident—twisted ankle, fractured arm, cracked ribs.†   (source)
  • Believe it or not, my fractured foot gradually started to feel better as the week went on.†   (source)
  • Soon they would permanently fracture her mind.†   (source)
  • If Jack fell down the elevator shaft and fractured his skull?†   (source)
  • "Look," she said, holding the fractured end up for me to see.†   (source)
  • That weakness, that refusal to compromise a fractured and stupid morality, that awful pride!†   (source)
  • I need to seal that fracture now, and I need to do it without using the patch kit.†   (source)
  • One morning he fell and fractured his hip.†   (source)
  • Something inside of me fractures when he says that, and I feel like I could cry again.†   (source)
  • He wound up in the hospital with a minor hip fracture and a shattered thumb.†   (source)
  • Gradually, in a fractured, disjointed fashion, things began to fall into place.†   (source)
  • I'd hoped the grove could be useful, but obviously it is fractured and confused.†   (source)
  • Looking at the fracture, I see that it's pretty tiny.†   (source)
  • His skull was fractured in three places.†   (source)
  • Forget the fractured loneliness and endless peril.†   (source)
  • By this point, his once-fractured leg bones were spurred and deformed.†   (source)
  • She broke her right arm—a greenstick fracture.†   (source)
  • One passenger was killed; another, a woman, suffered fractures of her jaw and both wrists.†   (source)
  • Then, I could take a few seconds during that plan to scrape resin over the airlock fracture.†   (source)
  • The bone under it had fractured over an area of about four inches.†   (source)
  • The bone had fractured and caved in considerably over an area of about four inches.†   (source)
  • What I did have was a few broken ribs, a concussion, and a fractured shoulder.†   (source)
  • There are multiple fractures and contusions, some with open gashes in them.†   (source)
  • We couldn't move through the narrow fracture in the rock side by side.†   (source)
  • I could feel the fracture under the skin.†   (source)
  • My shoulder was dislocated, but I only fractured two ribs.†   (source)
  • "She may have fractured her arm:" the nurse told LuLing.†   (source)
  • The Agent's scarred and ruined face looked like a fractured mask of weathered bone.†   (source)
  • The peculiar light in the club turned his eyes an array of fractured colors.†   (source)
  • The fracture is complete, dividing the bone into two neat pieces.†   (source)
  • She kicked him twice, and you don't need a lot of muscle to fracture a jaw.†   (source)
  • Six different memories began to race through his fractured consciousness.†   (source)
  • The Circle's first deep fractures were already starting to show.†   (source)
  • Images dance around me like the fractured pieces in a kaleidoscope.†   (source)
  • His mouth twisted and she saw something fracture behind his eyes, a starburst of pain.†   (source)
  • When they do learn of it, the world will begin to fracture.†   (source)
  • Smaller fractures appeared, webbing her skin.†   (source)
  • It was as though the final pieces of her fractured jigsaw life were falling back in place.†   (source)
  • He is a desperate man, capable of only God knows what, but I don't think he's fractured.†   (source)
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