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disinterested
used in The Bluest Eye

5 uses
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Definition
unaffected by self-interest
  • When I learned how repulsive this disinterested violence was, that it was repulsive because it was disinterested, my shame floundered about for refuge.
    2 — Autumn (29% in)
  • When I learned how repulsive this disinterested violence was, that it was repulsive because it was disinterested, my shame floundered about for refuge.
    2 — Autumn (29% in)
  • Black men, white men, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Jews, Poles, whatever—all were inadequate and weak, all came under their jaundiced eyes and were the recipients of their disinterested wrath.
    2 — Autumn (96% in)
  • Grumbling a few disinterested epithets, they moved away.
    3 — Winter (18% in)
  • They were old enough to be irritable when and where they chose, tired enough to look forward to death, disinterested enough to accept the idea of pain while ignoring the presence of pain.
    4 — Spring (46% in)

There are no more uses of "disinterested" in The Bluest Eye.

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