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  • At the far end of a narrow, twisting alley, the lieutenant spotted what he was looking for-a handful of young Xhaldians.

    Addicts

  • Hillary got exactly what she asked for-a light on the issues.

    Blogging The Hillary-Obama Debate

  • Noted one patient I cared for-a journalist from Chad who was subjected to many of these same methods; "As someone who has experienced torture, I know these things are torture."

    Allen Keller: Making His List: Presidential Pardons and Torture

  • In 33 years, will others be equally persistent in attempting to comprehend how this generation tolerated-and perhaps offered tacit support for-a culture that made the Freedom of Information Act superfluous?

    The Other 9/11

  • I just don't see how you knew to connect-and you did all this work for-a recipe?

    The Zero

  • A girl he'd cared for-a girl he'd slept with-had nearly died.

    The Tenth Circle

  • He tore alongside the hedge, and where the road curved up ahead, he saw what he was looking for-a sclerotic patch in the foliage-and he veered off, aiming directly for it.

    Dance Of Death

  • She was so caught in those earnest eyes that all she could do was stammer, "I-haven't, not for-a long time-"

    Phoenix And Ashes

  • He traipsed about the tunnel system, losing himself more than once, and at last found what he was searching for-a tunnel that ran beneath the curtain wall on the southern side of the city.

    Dragons Of A Vanished Moon

  • I looked over at his pretty sleeping face in the other bed, and I was overcome with an emotion I had no word for-a kind of love for that stranger.

    Borrowed Finery, A Memoir

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