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monk
used in Light in August

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Definition
a male member of a religious order typically living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
  • He was looking straight ahead, with a rapt, calm expression like a monk in a picture.
    Chapter 7 (16% in)
  • To another they must have looked like two monks met during the hour of contemplation in a garden path.
    Chapter 8 (48% in)
  • He was looking at the man, with on his face an expression a little placative and baffled though not alarmed, watching the man's inscrutable and monklike face.
    Chapter 8 (80% in)
  • ...clerks and young lawyers and even merchants, who had a generally identical authoritative air, like policemen in disguise and not especially caring if the disguise hid the policeman or not) countrymen in overalls moved, with almost the air of monks in a cloister, speaking quietly among themselves of money and crops, looking quietly now and then upward at the ceiling beyond which the Grand Jury was preparing behind locked doors to take the life of a man whom few of them had ever seen to...
    Chapter 18 (2% in)

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