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used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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easily influenced or harmed


capable of being treated in a particular way
  • If neither God nor Owen Meany could restore the Rev. Mr. Merrill's faith, I thought I knew a "miracle" that my father was susceptible to believing in.
    p. 562.4
  • Owen looked extremely susceptible to tickling, which he was, and Hester's gesture was of the friendliest of intentions—especially for Hester—but the combination of putting his hand on live hair, in the dark, coupled with being tickled by a girl who, Owen thought, was merely tickling him en route to grabbing his doink, was too much for him; he wet his pants.
    p. 78.1
  • Owen was susceptible to colds; and now he was overtired all the time—rehearsing the Holy Nativity in the mornings, performing as the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come at night.
    p. 206.8

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