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  • Chuckling, she remembers, I told my boss, well, let me go to the restroom first before I have to write in case I get trapped in the rubble.

    The Longest War

  • There was risk of a still-vital mind trapped in a nonfunctioning body.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • The rest of the time, she was trapped in this tiny dust box, sharing the space with this monstrous dust-collecting piano.

    Plain Language

  • My British friend Patricia Dick told me about being quite frightened when she was trapped in a London subway during a bomb scare.

    I Used to Have a Handle on Life But It Broke

  • Meanwhile the Macedonians trapped in Samarkand were fighting off constant assaults by Spitamenes.

    Alexander the Great

  • Before Mae could even move, her brother was trapped in the midst of the Aventurine Circle.

    The Demons Covenant

  • Two protoplanets—the Earth and the Moon—now separate gaseous eddies mutually trapped in their gravitational pull, moving in tandem orbit around the Sun and growing more dense.

    First Man

  • The Bogomils and their offshoots such as the Cathars were Dualists and Gnostics: to them, the world is inherently evil, the spirit being trapped in a body of filth, and the only way to become free is through Gnosis, the personal revelation that leads the soul to perfection and a knowledge of God.

    The Templar Revelation

  • Exasperated, they blew up an armed enemy brigantine trapped in the ice not far from shore, then pitched their camp nearby “upon a bare bleak hill, in full rake of the northwest wind, with no other covering or shelter than the canopy of the heavens, and no fuel but some old rotten rails which we dug up in the snow.”

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • While I am trapped in the desert, waiting for Delia and her wonderdog to find me underneath a paloverde tree, I look at the parched throat of this cracked earth and imagine all the ways a man might die.

    VANISHING ACTS

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