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  • There were so many strident faceless people in uniform in the dining room with him.
  • McWatt was too busy responding at the controls to Yossarian’s strident instructions as Yossarian slipped the plane in on the bomb run and then whipped them all away violently around the ravenous pillars of exploding shells with curt, shrill, obscene commands to McWatt that were much like the anguished, entreating nightmare yelpings of Hungry Joe in the dark.
  • He pricked up his ears and watched the blood drain from Aarfy’s face as sirens mourned far away, police sirens, and then ascended almost instantaneously to a howling, strident, onrushing cacophony of overwhelming sound that seemed to crash into the room around them from every side.

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  • —to turn into some pert-mouthed, strident angry-girl.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • In a funny way, she sounds like Liv Crawford when she reads from her books, a bit strident, overdramatic, with tones of succor.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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