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  • The politician offered the same tired bromides.
  • He drank heavily and took mood-altering drugs called bromides.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • It's much better medicine than valerian or bromide.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • /s/' 'There are times when a person shouldn't take that bromide about stealing from a thief too literally.'
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Words and wind and self-serving bromides.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Kate got up from her bed and took a heavy dose of bromide.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • You will find some sleeping stuff-trional and sulphonal tablets-a packet of bromide, bicarbonate of soda, aspirin.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Did you take your bromide last night, Colin?
    Frances Hodgson Burnett  --  The Secret Garden
  • 'Where there's smoke there must be fire,' I believe is the bromide.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Why not try two tabloids of bromide dissolved in a glass of water at bedtime?
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • The Cosmo-Slotnick Building rose ponderously over the street, like a big white bromide.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • That may be a bromide, boys, but that's how I feel.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Violet McKisco collapsed and Mrs. Abrams took her to her room and gave her a bromide whereupon she fell comfortably asleep on the bed.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • 66% sodium chloride; then small quantities of magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, magnesium bromide, sulfate of magnesia, calcium sulfate, and calcium carbonate.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Not just with objective wonder at the rising of a truth, fragmentary or not, up through what often seemed to be an impenetrable mass of prejudices, cliches, and bromides.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • They poured more coffee into him and (on the advice of Clif Clawson, who wasn't exactly sure what the effect might be but who was willing to learn) they fed him a potassium bromide tablet.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • He arose at the crack of dawn, when he began to take his secret medicines: potassium bromide to raise his spirits, salicylates for the ache in his bones when it rained, ergosterol drops for vertigo, belladonna for sound sleep.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Next he proceeded to the many new discoveries which were being made — Dr. Laycock's bromide therapy for epileptics, for example, which should put paid to a great many erroneous beliefs and superstitions; the investigation of the structure of the brain; the use of drugs in both the induction and the alleviation of hallucinations of various sorts.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • He went into the bathroom and measured three teaspoons of elixir of bromide into a glass and added water until the red medicine was pink.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • The academic-freedom bromide is history.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum

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