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Definition when something has a continuing effect
  • As the jarring echoes of the heavy house-door, closing on its latch, reverberated dismally through the building, Kate felt half tempted to call him back...
    Charles Dickens  --  The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
  • Her advice reverberated in my mind at critical junctures the rest of my life.
  • From the clock tower of the Gathering Hall came a deep reverberating bong.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • reverberating = with continuing sound vibrations
  • The mountains reverberated, the valley boomed with it, and Hans Castorp was certain it would bring people running.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Each act of child abuse reverberates into the future; when a child gets hurt, we may all suffer the consequences.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • [The greeting is echoed and re-echoed by other mysterious voices behind the walls, as if reverberated through a canyon of rock.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • There still reverberated in her mind the crashes of the two impregnable citadels of her life, thundering to dust about her ears.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • If there is chaos here, it reverberates in the upper world.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • I heard Jenks's cry reverberating off the stone.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • The sharp, reverberating hoofbeats that moments ago had mixed into the surging sound of the river were now a crescendo upon me.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • No sooner had the reverberation of my blows sunk into silence, than I was answered by a voice from within the tomb!
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • It was as if a distorted echo had reverberated round the closed cirde of time, from the future to the past.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • My tone had a borrowed loudness reverberated from the height of the land.
    Joseph Conrad  --  The Secret Sharer
  • He said that over and over, his voice echoing and reverberating as his rage increased.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • My voice seems to reverberate across the valley.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • He laughs, a cackling sound reverberating in my ears.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • Changes were still reverberating through the body politic over the losses suffered in the Horvath attacks.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • How flagrantly, sensually, it reverberated before the altar when she said, "With my body I thee worship."
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Sharp crunches and crackings reverberated off the cliff face whenever someone slipped in their formation.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • The cavern reverberated with monstrous roars—dozens, maybe hundreds of enemies coming from every direction.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades

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