toggle menu
1000+ books


used in a sentence
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition a black or dark-colored volcanic glass; one of the finest raw materials for the chipping of stone tools
  • Here is that by which thou wilt survive the wind of the obsidian knives.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • It was gleaming, all the hotel's windows and lights reflecting on its obsidian exterior.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • The man in black, smiling, swelled in his vision and then retreated down a long and echoing corridor filled with obsidian pylons.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • Along either wall crouched four obsidian statues of the Set animal, their faces turned towards us with pearl teeth bared and emerald eyes glittering.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • The chariot was inlaid with obsidian and gold, decorated with scenes of painful death.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Looming on the horizon was a palace of glittering black obsidian.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • The woman, though, just watched her with eyes like flat obsidian circles.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • He could see her watching him through the haze, her eyes as black as obsidian.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • I even saw Fela off in the corner of the shop, chipping carefully away at a piece of obsidian the size of a large loaf of bread.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • It was Hephestial glass, obsidian, formed when the rock I walked through had been heated to liquid and had flowed across this part of the world.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • It spread its metal wings, blinked its obsidian eyes, and flew around the room.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Her brilliant obsidian eyes were unreadable, but her smile was friendly.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • They moved the sand around and uncovered obsidian arrowheads he could sell to old men in camp for fifty cents apiece.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • Just a block of homes burning and sinking into the obsidian sea that had swallowed the city.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • She passed under a bronze arch fashioned in the likeness of two snakes mating, their scales delicate flakes of jade, obsidian, and lapis lazuli.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • It was a greasy black bird almost as large as an eagle, with a jagged beak like an obsidian knife.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • His face was profoundly wrinkled and black, like a mask of obsidian.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • "You're not being put off," the Baron said, and he stared into the Sardaukar's obsidian eyes.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The High Priest gazed at him and Arya with eyes like chips of obsidian.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • It reached down with two bone-white hands to pull out the knife, but where its fingers touched the obsidian they smoked.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords

Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list —®Wikipedia ArticlePictures — Google Images®
Search for other examples by interest
General — Google News®
General — Time® Magazine
General — Wikipedia®
Architecture — Google® books - Architecture
Business — Bloomberg®
Business — The Economist®
Classic Literature — Google® books - Classical Literature
Engineering — Google® books - Engineering
Engineering — Popular Mechanics®
Engineering — Discover Magazine®
Fine Arts & Music — Google® books - Art
History — Google® books - History
Human Behavior — Google® books - Psychology
Human Behavior — Psychology Today®
Law — FindLaw®
Law — Google® books - Law
Logic & Reasoning — Google® books - Reasoning
Medicine — Web MD®
Medicine — Google® books - Medicine
Nature & Ecology — National Geographic®
Nature & Ecology — Google® books - Nature
Personal Finance — Kiplinger® (Personal Finance)
Philosophy — Google® books - Philosophy
Public Policy & Politics — Newsweek®
Public Policy & Politics — Real Clear Politics®
Public Policy & Politics — Google® books - Politics
Religion & Spirtuality — Google® books - Religion
Religion - Christianity — Bible Gateway®
Religion - Christianity — Google® books - Christianity
Science — Popular Science®
Science — Scientific American®
Science — Google® books - Science
Sports — Sports Illustrated®