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Ganges

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Definition sacred Hindu river in the Indian subcontinent that originates in the Himalayas and flows east into the Bay of Bengal
  • The Ganges is there with its demons and lords; but you have a right also, and merely, to wash your feet and do your personal laundry in it.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Then a damp gust Bringing rain Ganga was sunken, and the limp leaves Waited for rain, while the black clouds Gathered far distant, over Himavant.
    T.S. Eliot  --  The Waste Land
  • The pure Walden water is mingled with the sacred water of the Ganges.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • He was washed in the great river of night, in the Ganges tides of redemption.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Rahel (no Plans, no Locusts Stand I), her back against a pillar, watched Karna praying on the banks of the Ganga.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • The hem of my skirt floats out on the water, reminding me of funeral flowers set upon the Ganges.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Silent they move, majestically slow, Like ebbing Nile, or Ganges in his flow.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • And there is something in this room which reminds me forcibly of the chamber of the Marquise de Ganges [*] or Desdemona.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • When the energy in the ring was almost depleted, he whispered, "Ganga raehta."
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • Naturally, I continued to hunt — grizzlies in your Rockies, crocodiles in the Ganges, rhinoceroses in East Africa.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • Then she spoke to her horse, saying, "Ganga."
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The Ganges, according to the legends of the Ramayana, rises in heaven, whence, owing to Brahma's agency, it descends to the earth.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • The sky-born, high-tide Ganges turned to wind!
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • One quiet afternoon Ramakrishna beheld a beautiful woman ascend from the Ganges and approach the grove in which he was meditating.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • When the bodies were finally collected, they were burned in tall pyres like Hindus on the Ganges.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • Even the seller of Ganges-water he did not see, and Kim expected that he would at least buy a bottle of that precious stuff.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • If Hinduism flows placidly like the Ganges, then Christianity bustles like Toronto at rush hour.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • A flawless tribute to water, Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers glorified the four major rivers of the Old World-The Nile, Ganges, Danube, and Rio Plata.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • At the middle point of this hemisphere stood Jerusalem, equidistant from the Pillars of Hercules on the West, and the Ganges on the East.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno
  • Nicolas spent a year as a beggar, following the path of the yogis, across the Himalayas, through Katmandu, along the Ganges, and on to Benares, all on foot.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits

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