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  • a correspondent of many of the nickel-plated Great Men whose pictures and sonorous aphorisms appeared in the magazines: the advertising men who wrote little books about Pep and Optimism, the editor of the magazine which told clerks how to become Goethes and Stonewall Jacksons by studying correspondence-courses and never touching the manhood-rotting beer, and the cornfield sage who was equally an authority on finance, peace, biology, editing, Peruvian ethnology, and making oratory pay.  (not reviewed by editor)

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  • Nixon stonewalled the Watergate investigation.

  • I was being stonewalled by a corpse.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan`s Curse

  • She was lying in the center of a Persian rug thrown over the floor of a large stonewalled room.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass

  • Berger was aware that her objections were being systematically stonewalled by Flodin and Sellberg.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet`s Nest
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