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infernal
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Babbitt
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  • Himself a pious motorist, Babbitt cranked with the unseen driver, with him waited through taut hours for the roar of the starting engine, with him agonized as the roar ceased and again began the infernal patient snap-ah-ah—a round, flat sound, a shivering cold-morning sound, a sound infuriating and inescapable.

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  • Please stop making that infernal noise!
  • I hate this infernal heat!

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