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used in The Poisonwood Bible

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tastelessly showy
  • The riverbank, though it looks attractive from a distance, is not so lovely once you get there: slick, smelly mud-banks framed by a tangle of bushes with gaudy orange flowers so large that if you tried to put one behind your ear like Dorothy Lamour you'd look like you were wearing a Melmac soup bowl.
    Book 1 — Genesis (55% in)
  • Yet my presence was known throughout the region: I was a gaudy flag waving overhead during all those months of sickness and oblivion, just a girl in love, the center of my own universe.
    Book 5 — Exodus (26% in)

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