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Alps

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Definition a large mountain system in south-central Europe; scenic beauty and winter sports make them a popular tourist attraction
  • He stood and strapped it on in the alps of broken houses and played the accordion with kindness silver eyes and even a cigarette slouched on his lips.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Edward Whymper, Scrambles Amongst the Alps
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Across the room, a painting of what appeared to be the Swiss Alps.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • I had come out of Italy, over one of the great passes of the Alps, and had since wandered with a guide among the by-ways of the mountains.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • "Is it the Venetian Alps—one of your last year's sketches?"
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • "Hills peeped o'er hill and Alps on Alps arose."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • In the Pyrenees and the Alps, entire villages would essentially hibernate from the time of the first snow in November until March or April.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Among the Alps and Pyrenees, perhaps, there were no mixed characters.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • With or without Saint-Tropez or the Costa Brava or the Alps.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • It's like Alps,' said Bobbie, breathlessly.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • One day at the end of the summer, the two travellers found themselves in a lonely valley of the Alps.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • Next, I saw Hannibal passing the Alps, who told me "he had not a drop of vinegar in his camp."
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver's Travels
  • He served with Suvorov, and was always telling stories about the crossing of the Alps—inventions probably.'
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • "Are those the Alps I see to the north?" asked Max.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • No; these grand lords on the other side of the Alps frequently marry into plain families; like Jupiter, they like to cross the race.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Fellow Travellers In the autumn of the year, Darkness and Night were creeping up to the highest ridges of the Alps.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • As he approached the promenade, the stars began to come through the white crests of the high Alps.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • My friends are buying long-pants suits that cost from seventeen to twenty dollars, a sum as huge to me as the Alps!
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • "Is it the Venetian Alps—one of your last year's sketches?"
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Over all the sand, with a slow falling, were raining down dilated flakes of fire, as of snow on alps without a wind.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno

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