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fanatic
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

3 uses
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Definition
a person motivated by extreme enthusiasm (as for a cause) — sometimes to a fault

or:

extremely enthusiastic — sometimes to a fault
  • THESE SELF-RIGHTEOUS FANATICS ARE NOT 'RELIGIOUS'—THEIR HOMEY WISDOM IS NOT 'MORALITY.'
    p. 613.7
  • So Mr. Peabody had gone home to his parents, which left the second floor free of faculty; and the Physical Education fanatic on the fourth floor—the track-and-field coach, Mr. Tubulari—was also away for Christmas.
    p. 155.9
  • Dan Needham hated madeup words, and he became quite boisterous on the subject of what wintertime events Mr. Tubulari was competing in; the fanatic had gone to Alaska, or maybe Minnesota.
    p. 156.6

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