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As I Lay Dying
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turgid -- as in: a turgid speech
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As I Lay Dying
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  • She watches Cash stooping at the plank, the turgid savage gleam of the lantern slicking on the raincoat AS he moves.

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  • His German is mellifluous—but now Durrfeld, sidetracked from his righteous rage at the British and the Dutch, subsides into his previous detached self, gazing at the turgid Professor beneath arched eyebrows, looking remotely irritated and bored.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • They were like turgid animals who did things mechanically.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima

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