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A Good Man is Hard to Find

Top-Ranked Words with Sample Sentences from the Book

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amble
1 use
Bobby Lee and Hiram came ambling back from the woods.†
ambling = walking leisurely
DefinitionGenerally amble means:
to walk leisurely or slowly
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Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
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bland
1 use
She rolled her eyes and screwed up her mouth and stuck her leathery thin face into his smooth bland one.†
bland = lacking stimulating characteristics — especially in the flavor of food
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
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conscience
1 use
I couldn't answer to my conscience if I did.†
conscience = feeling or appraisal of having personally behaved in a morally right or wrong manner
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delicacy
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
eat the delicacy
...biting each one carefully between his teeth as if it were a delicacy.
delicacy = rare and expensive type of food
DefinitionGenerally this sense of delicacy means:
something that is rare or expensive — usually a prized food
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
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disposition
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a kind disposition
He didn't have a naturally sunny disposition like...
disposition = personality
DefinitionGenerally this sense of disposition means:
someone's normal mood, personality, or typical way of behaving
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
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jaunty
1 use
But nobody's killed," June Star said with disappointment as the grandmother limped out of the car, her hat still pinned to her head but the broken front brim standing up at a, jaunty angle and the violet spray hanging off the side.†
jaunty = appearing cheerful, lively, and self-confident
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
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parched
1 use
There were two more pistol reports and the grandmother raised her head like a parched old turkey hen crying for water and called, "Bailey Boy, Bailey Boy!" as if her heart would break.†
parched = dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight; or very thirsty
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Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
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wrath
1 use
The grandmother was curled up under the dashboard, hoping she was injured so that Bailey's wrath would not come down on her all at once.†
wrath = extreme anger
DefinitionGenerally wrath means:
extreme anger or angry punishment
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Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
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