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used in Lord of the Flies

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the setting or situation in which something occurs
  • The shell was interesting and pretty and a worthy plaything; but the vivid phantoms of his day-dream still interposed between him and Piggy, who in this context was an irrelevance.
    p. 16.1
context = situation (or matter at hand)

(editor's note:  In this context, interposed means "were inserted." Golding (the author) is saying that Ralph is so absorbed in his daydream that he is barley noticing the shell or what Piggy is saying.)
There are no more uses of "context" in Lord of the Flies.

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