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  • I look under the sink and find a dried-out Brillo pad and a can of Comet.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Three of us had giant camping flashlights, the glow illuminating jarring images: It was suburbia, post-comet, post-zombie, post-humanity.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • He’d never grown immune to the comet tail of double takes and curious glances he dragged behind him, but tonight it felt unbearable.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • I swear, I thought it was a comet.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event

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  • Stars, comets, planets, flashed across the sky, and then the earth came into view again, the darkened earth, closer, closer, till it filled the globe, and they had somehow gone through the darkness until the soft white of clouds and the gentle outline of continents shone clearly.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • Rockets shooting, fireballs bursting, comets shrieking, sparks sizzling.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • I hear that excitement is the master of the hour, that you fling yourself through these dominions like a comet across the firmament.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • They were horrendous—a thick mass of them on her head, a swarm trailing back like a comet’s tail as she flew through the air.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • But this is not the smell of Comet or Windex.
    An Na  --  A Step from Heaven
  • All the onagers fired at once, and six golden comets billowed into the sky.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus

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  • I searched the skies for flaming comets, for that was how I pictured a cannonball would look.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • First she dragged George to the first class library so she could check out a book on Halley’s comet.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912
  • Klaus had been about eight, and he remembered how interested he had been in comets, reading all the astronomy books his parents had in their library.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Reptile Room
  • The rest of our family and friends are asteroids and comets floating around the planets orbiting the Sun.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Transports blaze along the lowest tier of the Bridge, their headlamps like red and white comets cutting through the night.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Like a comet it bursts into a streamer of smoke and falls headlong.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • I dove aside as the fiery bronze comet sailed past my shoulder.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • Melancholy in a capitalist, like the appearance of a comet, presages some misfortune to the world.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • It did one circuit of the stadium, then split into two smaller comets, each hurtling toward the goal posts.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • I was a comet hurtling toward the earth.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Blackjack folded his wings and plummeted toward the boat like a black comet.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Her teeth were bared, her eyes shone like fire, and her long hair streamed out behind her like a comet’s tail.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician’s Nephew
  • —ah, a comet’s hair!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • But sliding down the ropes like baleful comets, the two Canallers rushed into the uproar, and sought to drag their man out of it towards the forecastle.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Then, suddenly, an idea, shining and new, flashed like a comet through her brain.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • The buggers had already beaten the main human fleet out in the comet shield, wiping out the earliest starships and making a mockery of human attempts at high strategy—that film was often shown, to arouse again and again the agony and terror of bugger victory.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Newton’s tomb was covered with orbs—stars, comets, planets.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Were it only by the identity of the law, the evolution of the comet in the firmament to the whirling of the infusoria in the drop of water.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • At last a steady twilight brooded over the earth, a twilight only broken now and then when a comet glared across the darkling sky.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • Across the aisle, celebrities formed a comet: from the small point of Ellsworth Toohey, well in front, a tail of popular names stretched through the crowd: Lois Cook, Gordon L. Prescott, Gus Webb, Lancelot Clokey, Ike, Jules Fougler, Sally Brent, Homer Slottern, Mitchell Layton.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • He rode looking straight ahead, a crowd beginning to trail out after him like the tail of a comet.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • As they got closer, they sent fiery comets and bolts of lightning toward the pyramid; but each blast dissipated harmlessly against its stone slopes, consumed in the red haze of Set’s power.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • This was nothing like the times before, when his touch had left a track like a comet over her skin; when she found herself aching after she told him she wanted to stop.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • I stumbled down the street, the comet tail in my eyes, seeing a little better now and looking back to see the water spraying like a mad geyser in the moonlight.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • A big old comet or a chunk of the moon could come crashing down through the roof just now and fall on top of your head.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Gentles, methinks you frown; And wherefore gaze this goodly company, As if they saw some wondrous monument, Some comet or unusual prodigy?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • Laila In a paper bag, Aziza packed these things: her flowered shirt and her lone pair of socks, her mismatched wool gloves, an old, pumpkin-colored blanket dotted with stars and comets, a splintered plastic cup, a banana, her set of dice-It was a cool morning in April 2001, shortly before Laila’s twenty-third birthday.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • He reached for the elevator call button, but before his finger touched it, the doors slid open of their own accord, and Isabelle seemed to almost explode through them, her silvery-gold whip trailing behind her like the tail of a comet.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • I didn’t have to fight long; though I was running faster than I ever had before, shooting like a comet through the straightest path I could find in the trees; Edward caught up with me after a short minute.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • In Pierre, however, that comet with its long luminous tail aroused no feeling of fear.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • They have observed ninety-three different comets, and settled their periods with great exactness.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • When beggars die, there are no comets seen; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • Occasionally, as if on cue, comets and meteor showers would tumble through the starry ranks, adding variation to the flowing dance.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • I have also made a book which will contain six hundred pages, on the wonderful comet of 1465, which sent one man mad.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • There were fine plates in it worth double the money, the stars and the moon and comets with long tails.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • All around the words were comets and stars, moons and suns, scattered across a light purple background.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • She was named for the comet.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • The bush boy had never seen such hair, sand-coloured and trailing like the comet that rides the midnight sky.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • He did not pay any attention because he was listening to the forming of the troops, the sound of the comets, and the voices of command that were shattering the dawn.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Then there was a wild yelp of agony and the poodle went sailing up the aisle; the yelps continued, and so did the dog; he crossed the house in front of the altar; he flew down the other aisle; he crossed before the doors; he clamored up the home-stretch; his anguish grew with his progress, till presently he was but a woolly comet moving in its orbit with the gleam and the speed of light.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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