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used in Catch-22

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weak or having little substance
  • Then Yossarian had McWatt climb and keep climbing higher and higher until they tore free finally into a calm, diamond-blue sky that was sunny and pure everywhere and laced in the distance with long white veils of tenuous fluff.
    Chapter 15 — Piltchard & Wren (22% in)
  • The chaplain's voice floated up to him through the distance tenuously in an unintelligible, almost inaudible monotone, like a gaseous murmur.
    Chapter 24 — Milo (82% in)

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