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  • And across the patio, up the stairs, through the door left wide-flung behind him, continued to pulse in his brain: She beat me to it.

    CHAPTER XXXI

  • He bows to me and turns and walks down the hall, through the wide-flung double doors and out into the bright sunlight.

    The White Queen

  • Through it all should march Hope, confident Hope, radiant and invincible, until at last it would be the triumph march of Hope the conqueror, coming with trumpetings and banners through the wide-flung gates of the world.

    In the Days of the Comet

  • Eager to gain objective feedback, helpful hints and wide-flung research resources, writers are committing themselves to helping each other climb the rickety ladder to publishing success.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • He sat, bowing forward on the side of the bed, his sleeping-jacket open, the dawn stealing into the room, the morning air entering fresh through the wide-flung window-door.

    The Trespasser

  • Again on the generalized beam, wide-flung enough to be intended for anyone from here to Starbase Twelve.

    Ishmael

  • Kirk stood still for a moment, looking down past Chekov's shoulder at the increasingly confused readings within the cloud as they approached the outer fringes of the dwarf-star's wide-flung gravitational influence.

    Ishmael

  • Then—after bestowing a reassuring pat upon my shoulder—he offered his arm to the Mullany woman and strode towards the opposite end of the ballroom, where the entire assembly was gaily streaming through the wide-flung French windows and out into the moonlit garden.

    Nevermore

  • Then, with his small band of rapt listeners in tow, he swivelled on his heels and departed through my wide-flung chamber door.

    Nevermore

  • Arrived at our destination, our carriage took its place at the end of a long line of conveyances, each of which—as it drew up to the main portal—disgorged a party of gaily, if not garishly, costumed revellers, who immediately disappeared into the wide-flung doorway of the manse.

    Nevermore

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