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used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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a temporary stop to an ongoing activity
  • It was more than a year after I came to Canada, when the town churches of Gravesend—and Hurd's Church, upon the urging of Lewis Merrill—organized a so-called Vietnam Moratorium.
    p. 582.1

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