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The Giver
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  • ...the numbers they had been given at birth. The numbers were rarely used after the Naming. But each child knew his number, of course. Sometimes parents used them in irritation at a child’s misbehavior, indicating that mischief made one unworthy of a name.
  • A name designated Not-to-Be-Spoken indicated the highest degree of disgrace.
  • During the night the nameplate of each new Twelve had been removed by the Maintenance Crew and replaced with the style that indicated citizen-in-training.
  • A click indicated that the door had been unlatched.
  • Jonas watched and cheered as Lily marched proudly to the stage, became an Eight and received the identifying jacket that she would wear this year, this one with smaller buttons and, for the first time, pockets, indicating that she was mature enough now to keep track of her own small belongings.
  • "I felt angry because someone broke the play area rules," Lily had said once, making a fist with her small hand to indicate her fury.

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  • These maps are drawn with north to the top unless otherwise indicated.
  • She did not indicate which candidate she supports.

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