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modicum
used in The Magic Mountain

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Definition
a small amount
  • Indeed, with just a modicum of logic, one could achieve very amusing results from the dogma or infinite space and time— to wit: nothing.
    7.9 - The Great Petulance (40% in)
  • And as for the rest of his charge, Herr Lodovico could be sure that he, Naphta, pursued his modicum of bourgeois activity, to which the former had been kind enough to allude, with all due reservatio mentalis and that he recognized a certain irony in having found a niche in an educational institution devoted to classical rhetoric, a pedagogy whose life span even the most sanguine would estimate only in decades.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (52% in)

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