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used in Interview with the Vampire

12 uses
  • Hopelessly, by sheer numbers and persistence, I was stilled, surrounded, and forced out of the rooms.
    Part 3 (80% in)
  • Perhaps the sheer wilderness of Louisiana only made it seem so, but seeming so, it was.
    Part 1 (2% in)
  • I refused to look at him, to be spellbound by the sheer beauty of his appearance.
    Part 1 (9% in)
  • Nonsense, my friend, sheer nonsense.
    Part 1 (13% in)
  • She had been crying for so long now, that soon she would stop from sheer exhaustion.
    Part 1 (45% in)
  • An endless train of dressmakers and shoemakers and tailors came to our flat to outfit Claudia in the best of children's fashions, so that she was always a vision, not just of child beauty, with her curling lashes and her glorious yellow hair, but of the taste of finely trimmed bonnets and tiny lace gloves, flaring velvet coats and capes, and sheer white puffed-sleeve gowns with gleaming blue sashes.
    Part 1 (62% in)
  • But something in me was conscious of an enormous gulf of darkness very close to us, as though we walked always near a sheer cliff and might see it suddenly but too late if we made the wrong turn or became too lost in our thoughts.
    Part 1 (66% in)
  • Devil!' in sheer mortal panic.
    Part 1 (93% in)
  • Never in all the years I'd lived in our select family had I known the fear I'd experienced tonight, the vulnerability, the sheer terror.
    Part 2 (2% in)
  • That was what she couldn't explain and what gave her hope of discovery when I, from sheer exhaustion, had none.
    Part 2 (91% in)
  • I was standing at the window, looking at the distant glow of Vienna, so eager for that city, its civilization, its sheer size.
    Part 2 (93% in)
  • He also smiled, but his —eyes had a ferocity that was animal, unlike my own, and the smile was sinister in its sheer mechanical quality.
    Part 3 (8% in)

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