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superficial
used in All Quiet on the Western Front

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Definition
relating to a surface rather than to anything deep or penetrating (often of injuries or thinking)
  • We are forlorn like children, and experienced like old men, we are crude and sorrowful and superficial—I believe we are lost.
    Chapter 6 (65% in)
superficial = shallow

(editor's note:  In this context, forlorn means alone or pitiful.)
  • I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow.
    Chapter 10 (86% in)
  • superficiality = shallowness
  • ...we live a closed, hard existence of the utmost superficiality,  and rarely does an incident strike out a spark.
    Chapter 11 (16% in)
superficiality = shallowness
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