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cynical
used in For Whom the Bell Tolls

8 uses
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Definition someone who expects the worst — especially of people (such as expecting them to be selfish and lie)
  • And the talk that he had thought of as cynicism when he had first heard it had turned out to be much too true.
    Chapter 18 (16% in)
  • He had not liked Gaylord's, the hotel in Madrid the Russians had taken over when he first went there because it seemed too luxurious and the food was too good for a besieged city and the talk too cynical for a war.
    Chapter 18 (15% in)
  • That had been the first big disillusion to him a few months back and he had started to be cynical to himself about it.
    Chapter 18 (18% in)
  • Karkov was not cynical about those times either when he talked.
    Chapter 18 (54% in)
  • Not even by a cynic like you," the puffy-eyed man said.
    Chapter 32 (59% in)
  • We are caught between the ignorant and the cynical.
    Chapter 40 (44% in)
  • It was the one thing he was never cynical about.
    Chapter 42 (77% in)
  • Don't get cynical.
    Chapter 43 (86% in)

There are no more uses of "cynical" in For Whom the Bell Tolls.

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