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  • Kid Sampson, Nately and the others wandered apart in a noiseless eddy of motion and were sucked away into the cloying yellow stillness.
  • The cloying scents of formaldehyde and alcohol sweetened the air.
  • Yossarian played dead with his eyes shut while the clerk admitted him by shuffling some papers, and then he was rolled away slowly into a stuffy, dark room with searing spotlights overhead in which the cloying smell of formaldehyde and sweet alcohol was even stronger.

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  • leaves a cloying aftertaste
  • annoyed by his cloying deference

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