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  • Miss Sonntag greeted him with an astringent "How d’you do, Mr. Babbitt.

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as in: treat with an astringent Define
a drug that causes contraction of body tissues -- especially topically
as in: astringent taste Define
similar to a sour or bitter taste (creating a dry, puckering feel in the mouth)
as in: astringent remarks Define
harsh or hurtful
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