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passage
used in Black Like Me

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Definition
a short part of a longer written work
  • I copied the passage in a little pocket notebook.
  • I told him how often I had heard them invoke God, and then some passage from the Bible, and urge all who might be faltering in their racial prejudice to "Pray, brother, with all your heart before you decide to let them niggers into our schools and cafes."

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  • Didn't Shakespeare say something about 'every fool in error can find a passage of Scripture to back him up'?
  • I felt the keenest disappointment, and mentally erased the passages I had mentally composed about the kindness of the Mississippian who gave the Negro a ride.
  • Another priest in the South told me a lady called him in distress because she could not understand a certain passage from scripture and wanted to come right over and discuss it with him.

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