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hapless
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
unlucky or unfortunate — often making others feel pity
  • For what an uninspiring role it is; to be Joseph—that hapless follower, that stand-in, that guy along for the ride.
    p. 164.5
  • And wouldn't his excitement to find himself there, with her—not to mention his fever—have contributed to his readiness to remain wide-eyed and wide awake, alert for the next intruder, be it angel or ghost or hapless family member?
    p. 106.3
  • Perhaps an unwed mother sounded merely hapless; whereas a divorcée implied intent— a woman who was out to snare their dear underachiever, Dan.
    p. 112.8
  • He had encouraged some of my other teammates and their families to sit with him—among them, the hapless Harry Hoyt, who'd received a base on balls with two outs, who'd made his own, small contribution to Owen Meany coming to the plate.
    p. 130.8

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