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The Return of the King
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  • At this hour, to send it in the hands of a witless halfling into the land of the Enemy himself, as you have done, and this son of mine, that is madness.
  • Already men were breaking away, flying wild and witless here and there, flinging away their weapons, crying out in fear, falling to the ground.
  • As when death smites the swollen brooding thing that inhabits their crawling hill and holds them all in sway, ants will wander witless and purposeless and then feebly die, so the creatures of Sauron, orc or troll or beast spell-enslaved, ran hither and thither mindless; and some slew themselves, or cast themselves in pits, or fled wailing back to hide in holes and dark lightless places far from hope.

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  • They were yammering away in some language Yetta didn’t recognize, or maybe it wasn’t a language at all, just witless jabbering.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Linnie’s witless face and her dropped jaw.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread

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