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The Grapes of Wrath
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  • At last, when the air seemed neutral again, he said, "A guy that never been a truck skinner don’t know nothin’ what it’s like.

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as in: played at a neutral site Define
not favoring any side in a contest, war, disagreement, or other dispute
as in: a carbon-neutral building Define
not affected by; or does not affect
as in: decorated in neutral colors Define
bland (not striking in appearance or impression)
as in: Put the car in neutral. Define
gears are not engaged; or (metaphorically) nothing is happening
less common specialized meanings Define
specialized senses typically mean that something does not belong to either of two other opposite alternatives; such as:
  • chemistry: not acidic or alkaline
  • physics: not with a positive charge or with a negative charge
  • electric circuitry: with no voltage or electrical charge (though that is an informal simplification that would be dangerous if assumed in fact)

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