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used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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undermining (gradually destroying from within) — an established order such as a government, institution, or morality
  • This was the same governor who supplied the list of fifty subversives we heard about a few days ago.
    Part 2 (58% in)
  • Whereas photographs of Phaedrus' face during this period show alienation and aggression...a member of his department had half jokingly called it a "subversive" look...some photographs of DeWeese from the same period show a face that is quite passive, almost serene, except for a mild questioning expression.
    Part 2 (48% in)

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