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indignant
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
angered or annoyed at something unjust or wrong
  • Larry Lish has become particularly self-righteous, and the quality in his voice that I call "necessary" is a tone of moral indignation.
    p. 438.5
  • Yet to various guests and delivery boys, Lydia would always say—with a certain indignation of tone that was borrowed from my grandmother—"I am not Missus Wheelwright, I am Missus Wheelwright's former maid."
    p. 20.3
  • "It's a cemetery in a store," she remarked indignantly, but Mr. Meany was new to monument sales; it was possible he needed just a little more time to make the store look right.
    p. 66.5
  • I could easily imagine my grandmother's indignation—if she was up, and saw the truck there.
    p. 83.5
  • But my greatest indignation was to follow: missing from the armadillo were the little animal's front claws—the most useful and impressive parts of its curious body.
    p. 88.6
  • Finding my mother's bathroom in such reckless abandon, Grandmother proceeded to my mother's room—anxious that my mother was ill or else indignant with budget-mindedness and determined to point out my mother's carelessness, even if she had to wake her up.
    p. 106.7
  • " 'If I could work my will,' " said Mr. Fish indignantly, " 'every idiot who goes about with "Merry Christmas" on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.'
    p. 241.7
  • "I DIDN'T SCREAM THAT LOUDLY," he said indignantly.
    p. 258.3
  • "YOU CAN'T TAKE A MIRACLE AND JUST SHOW IT!" he said indignantly.
    p. 277.1

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