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Definition a collection of star systems held together by gravity — for example, our sun is a star whose system includes Earth and the other planets. That star system is a tiny part of the Milky Way galaxy
  • The Star Wars story is said to have taken place in a galaxy far, far away.
galaxy = a collection of star systems
  • Meg looked into the crystal ball, at first with caution, then with increasing eagerness, as she seemed to see an enormous sweep of dark and empty space, and then galaxies swinging across it.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • galaxies = collections of star systems held together by gravity
  • I mean, here we are on the run and everything, we must have the police of half the Galaxy after us by now, and we stop to pick up hitchhikers.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • galaxy = a collection of star systems held together by gravity
  • A Tour of the Galaxy
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • I know it's hard for you to understand about size, how there's very little difference in the size of the tiniest microbe and the greatest galaxy.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • galaxy = collection of star systems held together by gravity
  • They were headed directly toward the center of the galaxy; then they moved off to one side; stars seemed to be rushing at them.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • galaxy = collection of star systems held together by gravity
  • Finally they seemed to move in closer on one of the galaxies.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • galaxies = collections of star systems held together by gravity
  • If I missed the mark again I could easily get lost and wander forever from galaxy to galaxy, and that would be small help to anyone, least of all to Charles Wallace.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • galaxy = a collection of star systems held together by gravity
  • If I missed the mark again I could easily get lost and wander forever from galaxy to galaxy, and that would be small help to anyone, least of all to Charles Wallace.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • galaxy = a collection of star systems held together by gravity
  • You think about that, and maybe it won't seem strange to you that some of our very best fighters have come right from your own planet, and it's a little planet, dears, out on the edge of a little galaxy.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • galaxy = collection of star systems held together by gravity
  • The galaxy is changing.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Star upon star, red, blue, yellow, and white, swirling nebulae, galaxy upon galaxy: the universe, in its incandescence and darkness.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • The polished marble floor swirled with constellation designs, as if we were stepping across the galaxy.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • He had said she looked distant, but the expression in his eyes was as remote as a faraway galaxy.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Reading about galaxies and cosmic microwaves helps me to breathe more easily.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • The minute you start to write all those people are at the other end of the galaxy, or something.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • There's something strange in the stare, as if I am alien, a visitor from another planet, another galaxy.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • Overhead, the ceiling was higher than a cathedral, sparkling like a galaxy of stars.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • The silver plate they gave her twinkled like a starburst in a galaxy of flashing cameras.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • Follow the path your genius traces like the galaxy of heaven for you to walk in.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays

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