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indifferent
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

6 uses
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Definition
without interest
in various senses, including:
  • unconcerned — as in "She is indifferent to what is served to eat."
  • unsympathetic — as in "She is indifferent to his needs."
  • not of good quality (which may imply average or poor quality depending upon context) — as in "an indifferent performance"
  • impartial — as in "We need a judge who is indifferent."
  • We took many of the same classes; in English and History, I actually got better grades than Owen—The Voice had become indifferent about his writing!
    p. 439.6
  • "You were always doing that," she said indifferently.
    p. 21.3
  • She could be so chillingly indifferent that the touching would instantly stop; she was well coordinated and surprisingly quick and, like a cat, she could retreat from being touched—she could duck under or dart away from someone's hand as instinctively as the rest of us can shiver.
    p. 39.9
  • But the midget Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come was inexorable; the tiny phantom's indifference to the question made Dan Needham shiver.
    p. 202.3
  • Even Harriet Wheelwright—with her Mayflower indifference toward the Meanys of this world—even my grandmother knew that there was more to The Granite Mouse than met the eye.
    p. 204.4
  • The tallish boy, the notorious cemetery vandal, sprawled his legs into the center aisle, indifferently creating a hazard for the elderly, the infirm, and the unwary.
    p. 240.8

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