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  • He did not look like an artist, he looked like the quarry worker, like a wrecker demolishing walls, and like a monk.
  • It became amusing, at first, to accept "Monk" Toohey; then it became distinctive and progressive.
  • This was just like Toohey, thought Keating; this pose amidst the severe fastidiousness of his living room; a single canvas by a famous artist on the wall behind him—and the rest of the room unobtrusive like a monk’s cell; no, thought Keating, like the retreat of a king in exile, scornful of material display.

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  • a Tibetan monk wearing an orange robe
  • a Catholic monk leading a life of austerity

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