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used in The Magic Mountain

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slow to learn or understand
  • Obtuse Frau Stohr went on and on in this way with ghastly thoroughness until the brief, if ample meal was over.
    4.10 - The Thermometer (57% in)
  • With a stubborn, obtuse look on her face, she uttered the grotesque term "Blue Henry" without the least hesitancy, and Hans Castorp felt an urge both to laugh and to shudder as she said it.
    3.7 - But of Course—a Female! (87% in)
  • Nor is obtuseness necessarily harmless.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (36% in)
  • It was a faith like any other, only worse and more obtuse than all the rest; and the word "science" itself was the expression of the most stupid son of realism, which did not blush at taking at face value the dubious reflections that objects left on the human mind and seeing them as the basis for the most dismal and vapid dogma anyone ever foisted on humanity.
    7.9 - The Great Petulance (38% in)

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