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used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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to give something up, or to let go of something
  • It was complicated, getting her to relinquish Owen's clothes without striking her; and impossible to interrupt her sobbing.
    p. 233.6
  • It was a move that disturbed my grandmother, because we Wheelwrights had been in the Congregational Church ever since we got over being Puritans ("ever since we almost got over being Puritans," my grandmother used to say, because—in her opinion—Puritanism had never entirely relinquished its hold on us Wheelwrights).
    p. 23.6

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