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  • She and his mother were complementary forces, he'd heard her say.†   (source)
  • Plus, in Sierra Living a complementary piece outlining the horrors of meth: How it eats big holes in the brain, destroys the pleasure center.†   (source)
  • His complementary part, his opposite?†   (source)
  • Headphones and discs of fashion magazines were complementary.†   (source)
  • The glowing green suit and black-fisted shirt weren't complementary to my red-blond hair and bushy red beard.†   (source)
  • Rather than let the pink bully her, she had fought back, splashing the room with complementary hues of orange and green and red—a bright carnation bookcase here, an apricot bedspread there—and thus had vanquished the omnipresent and puerile stain.†   (source)
  • I'll file a complementary report.†   (source)
  • John Milton and John Bunyan, standing at widely different angles of experience, make one of the most interesting complementary pairs in all literature.   (source)
  • Will-making and will-breaking became complementary trades, like armor-making and gun-making.   (source)
  • Mrs. Jackson had figured out how to keep Meg's old look but tweak it to be more complementary.†   (source)
  • After six years he had tried one hundred seventy-two of them, in addition to complementary treatments that appeared on the labels of the bottles, and all that he achieved was an itching, foul-smelling eczema of the scalp called ringworm borealis by the medicine men of Martinique because it emitted a phosphorescent glow in the dark.†   (source)
  • On the street you beheld an old woman, her red wig fallen a little over one ear, her left cheek angry with a leprous affection, her right with a complementary adjustment of rouge.†   (source)
  • She knew only that if she did or said thus-and-so, men would unerringly respond with the complementary thus-and-so.†   (source)
  • That was how she said it that quiet, that still, and again it was as though it had not been she who spoke but the house itself that said the words—the house which be had built, which some suppuration of himself had created about him as the sweat of his body might have created, produced some (even if invisible) cocoon-like and complementary shell in which Ellen had had to live and die a stranger, in which Henry and Judith would have to be victims and prisoners, or die.†   (source)
  • He waited, saw no complementary enthusiasm on Toohey's face and finished lamely: "Well, I might be wrong.... I don't know.... It might mean nothing at all.... I just thought that was psychology.... That's what it was, Alvah.†   (source)
  • 4, together with the proper complementary details—and two of my trained assistants.†   (source)
  • A sceptic who adheres to a believer is as simple as the law of complementary colors.†   (source)
  • He was sensitive to shades of difference which Miss Bart would never have credited him with perceiving, because he had no corresponding variations of manner; and it was becoming more and more clear to him that Miss Bart herself possessed precisely the complementary qualities needed to round off his social personality.†   (source)
  • Up to a point that was right: men were for that, beam and idea, girder and logarithm; but somehow Dick and Nicole had become one and equal, not opposite and complementary; she was Dick too, the drought in the marrow of his bones.†   (source)
  • And since there was always lurking in my mind the dream of a woman who would enrich me with her love, that dream in those two summers used to be quickened with the freshness and coolness of running water; and whoever she might be, the woman whose image I called to mind, purple flowers and red would at once spring up on either side of her like complementary colours.†   (source)
  • no alteration of sense of an aorist preterite proposition (parsed as masculine subject, monosyllabic onomatopoeic transitive verb with direct feminine object) from the active voice into its correlative aorist preterite proposition (parsed as feminine subject, auxiliary verb and quasimonosyllabic onomatopoeic past participle with complementary masculine agent) in the passive voice: the continued product of seminators by generation: the continual production of semen by distillation: the futility of triumph or protest or vindication: the inanity of extolled virtue: the lethargy of nescient matter: the apathy of the stars.†   (source)
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