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ravine
used in The Princess Bride

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Definition
a deep narrow steep-sided valley — especially one formed by running water
  • They were running along the edge of a towering ravine.
    p. 183.3
  • He jerked her to her feet, and they ran along the edge of the great ravine.
    p. 184.0
  • For a moment, the man in black teetered at the ravine edge.
    p. 185.4
  • Stumbling and torn and reaching out to stop his descent, but the ravine was too steep, and nothing could be done.
    p. 185.6
  • From the bottom of the ravine, there came only silence.
    p. 186.1
  • Besides, her balance quickly was gone and the ravine had her.
    p. 186.3
  • It was two hours after dawn when he reached the steep ravine.
    p. 192.1
  • His decision, which I applaud, was to make better time running along the ravine floor.
    p. 192.5
  • "It's just odd that a man who is a master fencer, a defeater of giants, an expert in the use of iocane powder, would not know what this ravine opens into."
    p. 192.6
  • He knew only, once Buttercup was down at the ravine bottom beside him, that to climb out would take, as Prince Humperdinck had assumed, too much time.
    p. 192.9
  • Westley noted only that the ravine bottom was flat rock and heading in the general direction he wanted to follow.
    p. 192.9
  • The ravine grew increasingly sheer as they went along, and Westley soon realized that whereas once he probably could have helped her through the climb, now there was simply no way of doing so.
    p. 193.1
  • He had made his choice and there was no changing possible: wherever the ravine led was their destination, and that, quite simply, was that.
    p. 193.3
  • At this point in the story, my wife wants it known that she feels violently cheated, not being allowed the scene of reconciliation on the ravine floor between the lovers.
    p. 193.4
  • AT THIS POINT in the story, my wife wants it known that she feels violently cheated, not being allowed the scene of reconciliation on the ravine floor between the lovers.
    p. 195.4
  • The ravine fall had shaken and battered him, but all his bones survived the trip uncracked.
    p. 196.7
  • And after that I was pushed two hundred feet down a rock ravine.
    p. 197.9
  • And that out of the way, they started running as fast as they could along the flat-rock floor of the ravine.
    p. 198.7
  • A quick glance up the sheer ravine sides ruled out any possibility of his getting Buttercup past the climb.
    p. 198.9
  • He sat astride a white, studying the footsteps down on the floor of the ravine.
    p. 201.7
  • Around, was my intention, but the ravine forced me to change.
    p. 207.7
  • When I saw your face behind the mask on the ravine floor, I thought I loved you, but that was again nothing more than deep infatuation.
    p. 256.6

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