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callous
used in Of Human Bondage

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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
Definition
heartless (cruel lack of concern for other's feelings)

or an alternative spelling for callus—thickened skin that comes from rubbing as when having calluses on the hands from doing much work with a shovel
  • Philip was startled at the callousness with which she insisted on getting rid of it so soon, but she argued with common sense that the poor child had much better be put somewhere before it grew used to her.
    73-74 — Chapters 73-74 (2% in)
  • "Oh, he's done for,' answered Lawson, with the cheerful callousness of his youth.
    65-66 — Chapters 65-66 (25% in)

There are no more uses of "callous" flagged with this meaning in Of Human Bondage.

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?  —5 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • He remembered with what a callous selfishness his uncle had treated her, how obtuse he had been to her humble, devoted love.
    111-112 — Chapters 111-112 (42% in)
  • Then they called him cynical and callous.
    53-54 — Chapters 53-54 (5% in)
  • Philip wondered whether she did so in order to pain him or merely because she was callous.
    61-62 — Chapters 61-62 (41% in)
  • It seemed callous to Philip, but when he tried to reason with her she pretended to think he was concerned with the expense.
    71-72 — Chapters 71-72 (72% in)
  • How can you be so callous!
    83-84 — Chapters 83-84 (81% in)

There are no more uses of "callous" in Of Human Bondage.

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