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  • Two five-story monoliths rose from either end of a long granite reflecting pool.†   (source)
  • In the midst of all that unreality, cairns and broken monoliths, I had a dreamlike sense of having failed him, as if I'd botched some vital fairytale task through clumsiness and ignorance.†   (source)
  • To the south he saw the hazy outline of Utgard, sitting like a giant monolith at the end of the valley.†   (source)
  • I visited him in one of the windowless worker monoliths on TC2.†   (source)
  • She leaned over him like a monolith, the bucket slightly tipped.†   (source)
  • Cotsakis was a monolith of thick and wadded flesh.†   (source)
  • The crescent moon takes the form of a silent white monolith, a long-lost message floating in the western sky.†   (source)
  • He paused, turning to the Cathedral of Learning, that slender gray monolith, a shadow against the night sky, to regain his bearings.†   (source)
  • The tunnel was also a convenient means of going unseen from the city to a small airport from which Politburo members could be flown to their ultimate redoubt, beneath the granite monolith at Zhiguli.†   (source)
  • "But as the sun sank behind the great granite serrations of Muztagh Tower to the west, and shadows raked up the valley's eastern walls, toward the bladed monoliths of Gasherbrum, Mortenson hardly noticed.†   (source)
  • By Rene Gagnon's time, Amoskeag had lost its grip as an industrial monolith.†   (source)
  • Emerson had the reputation of being an arty school in a town of monoliths like Harvard and MIT.†   (source)
  • The monolith of gray stone that was the Church of Christian Scientists stood serene at the end of a long reflecting pool and framed against a blue sky.†   (source)
  • And oh, the animals—sleek leopards, with their Rorschach spots; a lioness with eyes like amber; the massive monolith of an elephant yanking a tree out of the ground.†   (source)
  • The entire city seemed constructed only to service these man-made monoliths that rose from the valley floor.†   (source)
  • The taxi dropped her off at British passport control and she walked across the border and over to the Rock Hotel on Europa Road, partway up the slope of the 1,398-foot monolith.†   (source)
  • A huge, smooth black granite monolith covered with names of people who died in a war.†   (source)
  • None of the monoliths could take a joke.†   (source)
  • His opponent smashed into a stone monolith with such force that it cracked.†   (source)
  • At this moment, it is as enigmatic as the monolith from 2001 ….†   (source)
  • But when, just that morning after his trip, he emerged from the Port Authority bus station only one block eastward, he looked up and there in the sky he saw Old Man McGraw's emerald monolith with its intimidating sign: McGRAW-HILL.†   (source)
  • Monoliths of black marble, they rose to great capitals carved in many strange figures of beasts and leaves; and far above in shadow the wide vaulting gleamed with dull gold, inset with flowing traceries of many colours.†   (source)
  • On December 4th last, Commissioner Crabbe discussed the Monolith Case with you.†   (source)
  • The Prime Minister said. All nations, "big and small will have to come to terms with their growing internal diversity. No modern and open society can be a monolith."   (source)
  • The Vatican's monolith is not by Bernini.†   (source)
  • There was an Egyptian monolith in St. Peter's Square.†   (source)
  • Langdon looked out at the monolith in the piazza in front of them.†   (source)
  • He let the statement stand for a while, a verbal monolith of ambivalence.†   (source)
  • Carved thirteen hundred years before Jesus took his first breath—this numinous monolith had no relevance there, no link to modern Christianity.†   (source)
  • The venti swirled together into a single funnel cloud and skittered across the fountain, kicking up a waterspout almost as high as the monoliths.†   (source)
  • For one protracted moment Edgar was sure Claude had begun tearing down the monolith of straw to get at him.†   (source)
  • Rachel's team concentrated their work in the structure called the Sphinx, although the creature represented in stone was neither human nor lion; it may not have been a creature at all, although the smooth lines atop the stone monolith suggested curves of a living thing, and the sweeping appendages made everyone think of wings.†   (source)
  • The monoliths seemed to be built of video screens, flashing the combined image of a giant face that spewed water into the pool.†   (source)
  • Isn't there a monolith in the middle?†   (source)
  • At the base of the monolith.†   (source)
  • Strange, half-seen shapes moved slowly along the edge of the landscape—hulking monoliths that Eragon had no desire to meet up close.†   (source)
  • Fixing his gaze on the crest of the monolith, Eragon gathered his strength, then said in the ancient language, "Up!"†   (source)
  • Myrmidon slumped against the monolith.†   (source)
  • On the eastern face of the monolith stood the tallest tower, in the center of which, like a black pit turned on its side, was the largest cave.†   (source)
  • He had stood by the monolith upon which she lay, and he had stared at her with such a strange, tormented expression, she had not been sure what he was going to do.†   (source)
  • The top of the monolith was composed of jagged towers divided by deep and wide gullies where naught but a few scattered wildflowers grew.†   (source)
  • At the base of the basalt monolith-which ascended from the forest floor like a mottled green pillar and stood a good hundred feet higher than the trees-Eragon murmured, "Halt," then slid to the ground.†   (source)
  • One of the few tolerable features of life at McGraw-Hill had been my view from the twentieth floor—a majestic prospect of Manhattan, of monolith and minaret and spire, that never failed to revive my drugged senses with all those platitudinous yet genuine spasms of exhilaration and sweet promise that have traditionally overcome provincial American youths.†   (source)
  • He's a monolith.†   (source)
  • On the chairs, on the window sills, in the aisles, pressed against the walls, the human mass was blended like a monolith, except for the pale ovals of faces.†   (source)
  • On the back seat of the car Dick remained quiescent until the yellow monolith of Golfe Juan was passed, and then the constant carnival at Juan les Pins where the night was musical and strident in many languages.†   (source)
  • The place took its name from a stone pillar which stood there, a strange rude monolith, from a stratum unknown in any local quarry, on which was roughly carved a human hand.†   (source)
  • On all sides of you as you walk are the houses of these forgotten folk, with their graves and the huge monoliths which are supposed to have marked their temples.†   (source)
  • The uniform concavity of black cloud was lifting bodily like the lid of a pot, letting in at the earth's edge the coming day, against which the towering monoliths and trilithons began to be blackly defined.†   (source)
  • The next pillar was isolated; others composed a trilithon; others were prostrate, their flanks forming a causeway wide enough for a carriage; and it was soon obvious that they made up a forest of monoliths grouped upon the grassy expanse of the plain.†   (source)
  • He marched to the stone, slapped it again, threw himself against it, walked through the split and back again, but it remained no more than a solid stone monolith.†   (source)
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