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artificial
used in Main Street

10 uses
  • His voice was artificially hearty.
    Chapter 15 (31% in)
  • She was within ten minutes beholding not only the heart of a place called Gopher Prairie, but ten thousand towns from Albany to San Diego: Dyer's Drug Store, a corner building of regular and unreal blocks of artificial stone.
    Chapter 4 (16% in)
  • They all laughed artificially, and Carol obediently "talked libraries."
    Chapter 7 (87% in)
  • She had tried to convince herself that the village, with its fresh air, its lakes for fishing and swimming, was healthier than the artificial city.
    Chapter 9 (31% in)
  • Here in Gopher Prairie we've cleared the fields, and become soft, so we make ourselves unhappy artificially, at great expense and exertion: Methodists disliking Episcopalians, the man with the Hudson laughing at the man with the flivver.
    Chapter 13 (67% in)
  • When she went on her voice had an artificial sound, her words the bookish quality of emotional meditation.
    Chapter 14 (87% in)
  • She could—at times—agree with Kennicott that the shaving-and-corsets familiarity of married life was not dreary vulgarity but a wholesome frankness; that artificial reticences might merely be irritating.
    Chapter 15 (26% in)
  • The superintendent was a bookish, underfed man who worked hard at rousing artificial enthusiasm, at trying to make the audience cheer by dividing them into competitive squads and telling them that they were intelligent and made splendid communal noises.
    Chapter 19 (86% in)
  • She was trying to feed her illusion of adventure by staring at unfamiliar houses .... drab cottages, artificial stone bungalows, square painty stolidities with immaculate clapboards and broad screened porches and tidy grass-plots.
    Chapter 24 (84% in)
  • You haven't a teacher to make you artificial."
    Chapter 29 (68% in)

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