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Definition a painting of inanimate objects such as fruit or flowers
  • "It's called a 'still life,' " Helen explained.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
still life = a painting of inanimate objects such as fruit or flowers
  • still life
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • still life = a painting of inanimate objects such as fruit or flowers
  • I'd finally loaded my camera and tentatively taken a few pictures, just objects and still lifes, no faces yet.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • We shared a cab along the arid miles between the Lutyens still life and the warm, palpitating motion picture of Old Delhi.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • The lieutenant thought: No pulse, no breath, no heart-beat, but it's still life - we've only got to find a name for it.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • Before I could ever get to my life, conscience was arranging it all like a still life or tableau.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • She's taken some of the still lifes, Wringer, Toaster, Deadly Nightshade, and Three Witches.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • Ahead, before the shadow, there was still life.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • There's still life in her now though, in the rapid rise and fall of her chest, the low moan escaping her lips.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • A still life you might say.
    Kaye Gibbons  --  Ellen Foster
  • Drawing on her memories of still life class, she drew it in every detail: the smudged rim, the crack in the handle.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • His lunch was spread neatly before him like a still life, and I opened my paper bag, extracting a sandwich.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • So there was still life like this somewhere!
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • Sarah didn't tilt her head as one might to study from a new angle, but Lee had the impression she was being weighed and dissected like a still life.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • Passing by one broad window, Max spied the easel and canvas where the girl had been working on a still life in the style of the Dutch masters.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Landscapes, still lifes, animals—a fellow like me shrinks from absolutely nothing.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • "The animal has still life in him," returned the squatter, "or the buzzards would settle upon their prey!
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • He could not afford a model but painted still life, and Lawson constantly talked of a plate of apples which he declared was a masterpiece.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • The glass protecting a meticulous and vivid still life, a water color by Lee Adams, shattered in its frame with a loud report.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Miss Moore searches the wall behind us as if the answer might be hiding there among her pastel watercolor still lifes.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty

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