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distill the essential ideas to fit on a single page
  to purify, concentrate, or separate a liquid (such as whisky) by boiling it and condensing its vapors


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  • distill the essential ideas to fit on a single page
  • It is illegal and dangerous to distill beverages without a license.
  • If you had to distill your life experience into one lesson to share, what would it be?
  • The ship distills fresh water from salt water.

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  • But now-I want you to feel old, I want a little of my cowardice to be distilled in you tonight.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • He turned towards me, and looked into my eyes with two filmy orbs that distilled the rheum of intoxication.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado
  • the liquid which it was distilling
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • could it be made with distilled water
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • And if you grudge the crushing of the grapes, your grudge distills a poison in the wine.
    Kahlil Gibran  --  The Prophet
  • By the evening of that day Napoleon was back at work, and on the next day it was learned that he had instructed Whymper to purchase in Willingdon some booklets on brewing and distilling.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm

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  • Sweet roses do not so;
    Of their sweet deaths are sweetest odours made:
    And so of you, beauteous and lovely youth,
    When that shall vade, my verse distills— your truth.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • The cubicle at that place, her cubicle, was the distillation of it all.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The theory goes that if somehow our peculiar essence could be distilled and captured—in a bottle, as he said, or more likely a petri dish—then perhaps that essence could also be transferred from one being to another.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • It looked as if an alchemist had distilled a dozen swords, and when the crucible had cooled this was lying in the bottom: a sword in its pure form.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • "There’s too much, it would take too long, let me distill it for you: the wedding is at six, which leaves us probably now something over half an hour to get in, steal the girl, and get out; but not before I kill Count Rugen."
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • The big tankers from the United States or England always carried fresh water to us in ballast, and then it was distilled again so that we could drink it.
    Theodore Taylor  --  The Cay
  • Once I was home, I went into the kitchen and fixed myself a drink of hot water mixed with a tablespoon of honey (from my backyard beehive) and a tablespoon of my own homemade vinegar (made from tart apples, brown sugar, and distilled water).
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • In Mr. Ferris’s physical science class we were distilling aspirins, very large aspirins, which by the time the last bell rang Mr. Ferris said he needed.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • The General Assembly had made it illegal to distill whiskey because it was made from grain, and grain was needed for food.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • It was a pure, distilled strand of hatred, weaving its way through my core.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Geilie’s loose, flowing gowns smelled always of the essences she distilled: marigold, chamomile, bay leaf, spikenard, mint, marjoram.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Phil gaped at it, marveling at the distillation of frustrated flyboy libido that had inspired it.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • The harmattan was in the air and seemed to distill a hazy feeling of sleep on the world.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • There were also a few highly cryptic lines distilling the art and science of navigation.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Well, there may be a poison that distills itself out of good things.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • He distilled this for me to mean that Judge Taylor might look lazy and operate in his sleep, but he was seldom reversed, and that was the proof of the pudding.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • There was bribery, favouritism, and racketeering of every kind, there was homosexuality and prostitution, there was even illicit alcohol distilled from potatoes.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Like fruit put up in jars and forgotten about, the sweetness seemed even more distilled as she returned.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • For three days he watered this cabbage with a distillation of arsenic; on the third, the cabbage began to droop and turn yellow.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Then the liquor is distilled.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • The memory of that moment of my life is one of those crystal-clear ones, distilled and distinct, like the moment you graduate from high school or your first child is born.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • In this chapter, I want to try to dig deeper into why that’s the case by looking at the outlier in its purest and most distilled form, the genius.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • What hatred she distills!
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • It was also distilled to a volatile salts for fainting ladies, the same way that the horns of the male deer are manufactured into hartshorn.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • We distill it from crushed elderberries and spun moonbeams.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • From her father, Alex learned that everything could be distilled into facts.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • He was the distilled essence of the dynamic manager, a guy who knew how to delegate, had the passion to inspire, and looked good in what he wore to work.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • A fiery hieroglyph burned on her palm—Ra’s secret name, distilled into a single unbelievably powerful word.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Quite different from Lake Asphaltite, whose depression is twelve hundred feet below the sea, it contains considerable salt, and one quarter of the weight of its water is solid matter, its specific weight being 1,170, and, after being distilled, 1,000.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • But ye, who are ye, in whom such woe distills, as I see, down your cheeks? and what punishment is on you that so sparkles?
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • "I’ll be a double distilled saint."
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Anne was curled up Turk-fashion on the hearthrug, gazing into that joyous glow where the sunshine of a hundred summers was being distilled from the maple cordwood.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • …the august blood of our kings; a concert, a musical solemnity; the General Commandant of the province, the illustrious warrior, who, etc. ; the pupils in the seminary, these tender levities; errors imputed to newspapers, the imposture which distills its venom through the columns of those organs; etc. The lawyer had, accordingly, begun with an explanation as to the theft of the apples,—an awkward matter couched in fine style; but Benigne Bossuet himself was obliged to allude to a…
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • It’s the distillation of dating to a simple snap judgment.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • It also heated a distilling mechanism that, via evaporation, supplied excellent drinking water.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • That much was clear from the meat-ripping points on its teeth, from the dried gore crusted beneath its claws and from the distilled hatred spilling from its eyes.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • He had cirrhosis of the liver, and had been warned not to accept the daily ration of five ounces of distilled spirits that the Garden of St. Joseph mercifully issued to the former miners.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • It might be the exhilaration of that potent cordial which is distilled only in the furnace-glow of earnest and long-continued thought.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • But most of all the trees would distill an icy air for the lungs, and a gentle rustling for the ear when you lay nights in your snowy bed and were gentled to sleep by the sound.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • Carry him gently to my fairest chamber, And hang it round with all my wanton pictures; Balm his foul head in warm distilled waters, And burn sweet wood to make the lodging sweet.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
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