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shambles
used in Arrowsmith

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Definition
a condition of great disorder
  • His mind was a shambles.
    Chapter 9 (40% in)
  • He meditated that if science and public hygiene did remove tuberculosis and the other major plagues, the world was grimly certain to become so overcrowded, to become such a universal slavepacked shambles, that all beauty and ease and wisdom would disappear in a famine-driven scamper for existence.
    Chapter 12 (25% in)
  • Martin and Leora came into a shambles of salutations and daughters.
    Chapter 19 (46% in)
  • So Max Gottlieb took charge of the McGurk Institute of Biology, and in a month that Institute became a shambles.
    Chapter 30 (45% in)

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