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  • I used the phone in the school library to call Dr. Reynolds's office and ask how much it would cost to have several moles removed.

    Change Me Into Zeus’s Daughter

  • On the afternoon of August 29, Stuey picked up his phone in his room at the Gold Coast and called Sexton.

    One of a Kind

  • I used the pay phone in the corner and called Helen Soileau at her house.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

  • One time she left her cell phone in the cart while shopping at The Home Depot and another time she lost her day planner in her car.

    You’ll Lose the Baby Weight

  • We immediarely thought of the children, picked up the phone in fear and trembling, and found insread that some unknown couple in room 210 wanted us to come down for a drink.

    Barbara Bush

  • Bald and brash, pushing forty, continuously on the cell phone in this or that language, Harold seemed to us to be running for mayor of the Tremezzinothe middle section of the western shore of the lake.

    The Italian Summer

  • The three of us chug down in the elevator, staring at the floor, mother clicking two-kopeck coins for the phone in her palm.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • HE ANSWERED the phone in a tired voice, and when she said, a little timidly, “Ben?” his voice went tight and hard.

    The Women’s Room

  • Leona roamed around the house with the cordless phone in her hand, peeking out through the kitchen window to see if my truck was in one of the parking spaces in front of the wood-slat fence.

    127 Hours

  • When school started in August, I used the phone in the library and called Dr. Reynolds's office again.

    Change Me Into Zeus’s Daughter

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