PARALLELISM in a Sentence

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parallelism
 n.  state of being parallel; similarity in aspect, course, or tendency
Classic Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  It was brought parallel to me, as I lay.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER I.
2  I stood upon a height about two hundred yards from the shore, and saw this vast body descending almost to a parallel with me, at less than an English mile distance.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER I.
3  When the position of the stone is oblique, the motion of the island is so too: for in this magnet, the forces always act in lines parallel to its direction.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER III.
4  The imperfections of his mind run parallel with those of his body, being a composition of spleen, dullness, ignorance, caprice, sensuality, and pride.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER VI.
5  He desired that ship to unite with his own in the search; by sailing over the sea some four or five miles apart, on parallel lines, and so sweeping a double horizon, as it were.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 128. The Pequod Meets The Rachel.
6  Directly they were in a mass of dust-covered troops, and were trudging along in a way parallel to the enemy's lines as these had been defined by the previous turmoil.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 24
7  That the tragical fate of Tom, also, has too many times had its parallel, there are living witnesses, all over our land, to testify.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
8  Justice, too, obliges the author to state that the fairness of mind and generosity attributed to St. Clare are not without a parallel, as the following anecdote will show.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
9  Indifferent to the rain, and moving with a quick determined step, she struck into a side-path parallel with the ride.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X
10  There was a parallel instance in Aberdeen some years back, and something on very much the same lines at Munich the year after the Franco-Prussian War.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NOBLE BACHELOR
11  Ten steps with each foot took me along parallel with the wall of the house, and again I marked my spot with a peg.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. The Adventure of The Musgrave Ritual
12  I am no specialist in mineralogy, and I went on down a very ruinous aisle running parallel to the first hall I had entered.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VIII
13  Two narrow tables, each flanked by two wooden benches, formed two long parallel lines from one end to the other of the refectory.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER V—DISTRACTIONS
14  In less than a fortnight we shall be parallel with the government.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—FACTS WHENCE HISTORY SPRINGS AND WHICH HISTORY ...
15  The entablature was mathematically parallel with the base.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—THE CHARYBDIS OF THE FAUBOURG SAINT ANTOINE AND...
Example Sentence:
1  Although the twins were separated at birth and grew up in different adoptive families, a striking parallelism exists between their lives.
2  These beautiful African churches have no parallel in Europe.
3  The parallel lines appear to diverge.
4  This tradition has no parallel in our culture.
5  Draw a pair of parallel lines.
6  Friends of the dead lawyer were quick to draw a parallel between the two murders.
7  The lane is roughly parallel to the main road.
8  This weather pattern of the southern hemisphere has no parallel in the north.
9  Any of the imaginary lines representing degrees of latitude that encircle the earth parallel to the plane of the equator.
10  We truncate the top of a cone in a plane parallel to its base is a circle.
11  Like Ralmon, reading two science fiction books in parallel is out of the question.
12  The events of the past dovetail into those of the present, with parallels that surprise, astound, shock and delight.
13  Detailed study of folk music from a variety of countries reveals many close parallels.