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used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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to remove or suppress anything considered obscene, immoral, or politically unacceptable


a person who does such suppression
  • "THE VOICE HAS BEEN CENSORED," said Owen Meany.
    p. 387.5
  • And the women's sex parts were often blurred by pubic hair—some of them had astonishingly more pubic hair than either Owen or I thought was possible—and their nipples were blocked from view by the censor's black slashes.
    p. 159.8
  • The bushier the women were, the unhappier the boy; the more the women's nipples were struck with the censor's slash, the more miserable the boarder.
    p. 161.1
  • The point is, my grandmother was never a censor; she simply believed that Owen and I should go to bed at a "decent" hour.
    p. 264.3
  • He saw immediately a crucial difference between Gravesend, the town, and Gravesend, the academy: the town paper, The Gravesend News-Letter, reported all the news that was decent and believed that all things decent were important; the school newspaper, which was called The Grave, reported every indecency that could escape the censorship of the paper's faculty adviser and believed that all things decent were boring.
    p. 293.0
  • The issue of Owen being granted this privilege was the subject of a special faculty meeting where tempers flared; Dan said there was a movement to replace the faculty adviser to The Grave—there were those who said that the "pregnancy humor" in Owen's column about the Senior Dance should not have escaped the adviser's censorship.
    p. 300.8
  • "NICE GUYS ARE THE TOUGHEST TO GET RID OF," Owen wrote for The Grave; but even Mr. Early was smart enough to censor that.
    p. 302.7
  • He replaced Mr. Early as the faculty adviser to The Grave; Mr. White made himself the faculty adviser—and so The Voice was presented with a more adversarial censor than Owen had ever faced in Mr. Early.
    p. 339.8

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