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used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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to emphasize or draw attention to — possibly to emphasize by increasing
  • The dark-stained, wooden buttresses against the high, vaulted, white-plaster ceiling accentuate how well lit the church is; despite the edifice's predominance of stone and stained glass, there are no corners lost to darkness or to gloom.
    p. 179.5
  • It was perfect how the dark-colored light from the chancel threw exactly the right amount of illumination upon her—there was just enough light to accentuate the scarlet glare of her dress, but not enough light to make her headlessness too apparent.
    p. 564.4

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