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used in Catch-22

5 uses
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in various senses, including:
  • doubtful that something should be relied upon — as in "The argument relies on a dubious assumption."
  • doubtful that something is morally proper — as in "The company is accused of using dubious sales practices to influence minors."
  • bad or of questionable value — as in "The state has the dubious distinction of the highest taxes."
  • doubtful or uncertain — as in "She is dubious about making the change."
  • He counted along the beds in the ward, moving his lips, and then centered his attention dubiously on Dunbar.
    Chapter 1 — The Texan (77% in)
  • Milo pouted dubiously.
    Chapter 12 — Bologna (53% in)
  • Lieutenant Scheisskopf's wife mused and paused a moment to ponder dubiously.
    Chapter 18 — The Soldier Who Saw Everything Twice (25% in)
  • They inched their way dubiously toward Major Danby from opposite sides.
    Chapter 21 — General Dreedle (85% in)
  • Neither did Nately, who kept close to Yossarian's side, clinging to his elbow, or Hungry Joe, who followed dubiously with his scrawny fists clenched and glanced from side to side with a face that was scared.
    Chapter 34 — Thanksgiving (69% in)

There are no more uses of "dubious" in Catch-22.

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