1 The whitewashed brick plantation house seemed an island set in a wild red sea, a sea of spiraling, curving, crescent billows petrified suddenly at the moment when the pink-tipped waves were breaking into surf.
2 Through it all, the dull far-off thundering persisted, rolling into her ears in waves of fear.
3 The smell of sweat, of blood, of unwashed bodies, of excrement rose up in waves of blistering heat until the fetid stench almost nauseated her.
4 A glare brighter than a dozen suns dazzled their eyes, scorching heat seared their skins and the roaring, cracking and crashing beat upon their ears in painful waves.
5 The world lay only a few miles away, but a thousand miles of tumbling waves might have stretched between Tara and Jonesboro and Fayetteville and Lovejoy, even between Tara and the neighbors' plantations.
6 Melly was hurting so bad--there were hot pinchers at her and dull knives and recurrent waves of pain.
7 Timidity and embarrassment swept over her and waves of color mounted her cheeks as he came up the walk.
8 Selden rose, and she drew a deep breath, feeling that soon she could yield to the blessed waves.
9 It was not, alas, a clean rush of waves they had to win through, but a clogging morass of old associations and habits, and for the moment its vapours were in his throat.
10 Sweet winds blew from the sunny lake beside her, and small waves sputtered on the meadowy shore.
11 She felt the demand for standardized behavior coming in waves from all the citizens who sat in their sitting-rooms watching her with respectable eyes, waiting, demanding, unyielding.
12 Its extreme downtown is the battery, where that noble mole is washed by waves, and cooled by breezes, which a few hours previous were out of sight of land.
13 Delight is to him, whom all the waves of the billows of the seas of the boisterous mob can never shake from this sure Keel of the Ages.
14 He lives on the sea, as prairie cocks in the prairie; he hides among the waves, he climbs them as chamois hunters climb the Alps.
15 The fire hissed in the waves; the same instant the ship shot by the bubble the sinking pipe made.