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eloquent
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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powerful use of language
  • What made Mr. Merrill infinitely more attractive was that he was full of doubt; he expressed our doubt in the most eloquent and sympathetic ways.
    p. 114.2
  • It was endearing; so was his slight stutter, because it made us nervous for him—afraid for him, should he have his eloquence snatched from him and be struck down with a crippling speech impediment.
    p. 116.5
  • There we were, in our rented tuxedos, boys more afraid of pimples than of war; but Owen's tux was not rented—my grandmother had bought it for him—and in its tailoring, in its lack of shine, in its touch of satin on its slim lapels, it eloquently spoke to the matter that was so obvious to us all: how The Voice expressed what we were unable to say.
    p. 298.2
  • And Mary Magdalene was there to greet us: armless, but reaching out to us; headless, but eloquent—with the clean-cut stump of her neck, which was slashed at her Adam's apple, expressing so dramatically that she had much to say to us.
    p. 415.8

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