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Definition a musical composition, writing, or another work of art — especially a musical composition numbered per composer to indicate the order in which it was written or published
  • Beethoven did not assign an opus number to lesser works — even some of those he published.
  • Mr. Holland's Opus was a wonderful film.
  • He calls these paintings things like Enigma: Blue and Red, or Variation: Black and White, or Opus 36.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • How many had actively persecuted others, high on the scent of Hitler's gaze, repeating his sentences, his paragraphs, his opus?
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Thanks are in order, Rob, but I don't think either opus are in the mood for baseball.'
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • A year later, the same motif showed up as the basis for the fourth movement of the last quartet, Opus 155.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • "The new opus?" said Tyrena.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • I want 'The Potato Opus' to be ready for that show next week.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • They had begged off the trip to Opus One, scurried back upstairs, and popped a last bottle of champagne.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • I wish you'd give them opus numbers so that I could keep up with them.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • Families are apt to spend their evenings huddled around video players viewing the latest Schwarzenegger opus.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • From Opus Nine and Thirty-two.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Opus Dei has just completed construction of a $47 million World Headquarters at 243 Lexington Avenue in New York City.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Beethoven," and Mr. Beebe was wondering whether it would be Adelaida, or the march of The Ruins of Athens, when his composure was disturbed by the opening bars of Opus III.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • Sun! opus! rat!
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Once he disappeared inside, I started checking out some of the handwritten names on the CD cases, none of which I recognized: the handywacks(assorted), jeremiah reeves(early stuff), truth squad (opus) .
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  •     Facilis descensus Averno; Noctes atque dies patet atri ianua Ditis; Sed revocare gradum superasque evadere ad auras, Hoc opus, hic labor est. —Virgil, The Aeneid   There was a moment of astonished silence before both Clary and Jace began speaking at once.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • There were programs to be printed (through the Morrisons), elaborate enough to include the opus numbers, the first, middle, and last name of each pupil, and flowing across the top in a script which resembled, as if for a purpose, Miss Eckhart's writing in the monthly bills, the full name of Miss Lotte Elisabeth Eckhart.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Teabing had caught wind of the Vatican's plans to disassociate itself from Opus Dei.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • He had exploited both the Vatican and Opus Dei, two groups that turned out to be completely innocent.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code

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