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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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stultify
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • Yet as he prowled in quest of that call, his senses, stultified only by his desire, would note keenly all that wounded or shamed them; his eyes, a ring of porter froth on a clothless table or a photograph of two soldiers standing to attention or a gaudy playbill; his ears, the drawling jargon of greeting: —Hello, Bertie, any good in your mind?

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  • Flat, gently rolling, it is stultifying.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • What fired the imagination of my students one week bored and stultified them the next.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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