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used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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lacking sufficient water or rainfall


lacking vitality or spirit
  • With an additional hundred pounds, he would have been huge and frightening; in some way, I thought, he looked like a man who had recently lost a hundred pounds—arid, at the same time, he appeared to have within him the capacity to gain it all back overnight.
    p. 594.3

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