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delegate
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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1  —1 use as in:
delegate the job
Definition
assign tasks to other people (rather than doing them personally)
  • The Rev. "Pinky" Scammon also taught Religion at Gravesend Academy, where his courses were known to begin and end with apologies for Kierkegaard; but old Pinky Scammon cleverly delegated much of the teaching of his Religion classes to guest preachers, too.
    p. 119.4

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  • I thought I spotted the director of the funeral home—the mortician, or his delegate.
    p. 593.2
  • They stood paralyzed by their anger; but the major stepped smartly forward to greet Owen; the chauffeur opened the tailgate of the long, silver-gray hearse; and the mortician became the unctuous delegate of death—the busybody it was his nature to be.
    p. 596.7

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