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warrant
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

25 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
serious enough to warrant surgery
Definition
to justify (make an action reasonable or necessary)
  • He must have been a difficult "role model" for Hester, however, because I think her worshipful love of him—in addition to her constant losses in the daily competitions with her older brothers—simply overwhelmed her, and gave her an unwarranted contempt of my Aunt Martha.
    p. 58.9

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  • My odds are on the warrant officer—I think he had sighted her in his crosshairs, too.
    p. 600.4
  • So what that there could be searches without warrants?
    p. 464.7
  • THEY CALL IT 'PERSONNEL AND COMMUNITY ACTION' AT THE POST I SIGN DISCHARGE PAPERS, I ATTEND THE OCS AND WARRANT OFFICER BOARDS—HAVE BEEN 'RECORDER' FOR THE LATTER.
    p. 504.2
  • When the body of an Arizona man arrived from Vietnam, you went to California to escort the body home—the body, Owen explained, had to be escorted by a man of the same rank or higher; thus a private's body might be brought home by a sergeant, and a second lieutenant would escort the body of another second lieutenant or (let's say) of a warrant officer.
    p. 506.1
  • THE BODY BELONGS IN PHOENIX—THE GUY WAS A WARRANT OFFICER, A HELICOPTER PILOT.
    p. 588.2
  • Relatives of the deceased warrant officer—family members from Modesto and Yuma—had been delayed in Phoenix for what must have seemed forever.
    p. 588.7
  • I was standing outside the airport, in the hot wind, when I saw the family of the dead warrant officer; they were also waiting for Owen Meany's plane.
    p. 592.6
  • Because I was a Wheelwright—and, therefore, a New England snob—I'd assumed that Phoenix was largely composed of Mormons and Baptists and Republicans; but the warrant officer's kinfolk were not what I'd expected.
    p. 592.7
  • I took the boy who stood beside her to be her brother—and a younger brother to both the dead warrant officer and his pregnant sister.
    p. 594.1
  • If this was the most intimate welcoming party from the warrant officer's family, it gave me the shivers to think of the even less presentable members of kin who might still be making merry at the three-daylong "picnic wake."
    p. 594.8
  • You should've seen him between tours—the whole flicking tribe lives in a trailer park, and the warrant officer just spent all his time looking in his neighbors' windows through a telescopic sight.
    p. 600.2
  • "It's no fucking wonder the warrant officer wanted to go back to 'Nam," Major Rawls said.
    p. 602.3
  • I avoided looking too closely at the body of the warrant officer.
    p. 603.2
  • I was so prepared for something not even recognizably human that, at first, I felt enormously relieved; almost nothing appeared to be wrong with the man—he was a whole soldier in his greens and aviator wings and warrant officer brass.
    p. 603.3
  • Then certain, specific things began to go a little wrong with my perception of the warrant officer's face—his ears were as dark and shriveled as prunes, as if a set of headphones had caught fire when he'd been listening to something; and there were perfectly goggle-shaped circles burned into the skin around his eyes, as if he were part raccoon.
    p. 603.5
  • I felt a little ill, but more ashamed than sick—I felt I was being indecent, invading the warrant officer's privacy .... to the degree that a thrill-seeker who's pressed too close to the wreckage of an automobile accident might feel guilty for catching a glimpse of the bloody hair protruding through the fractured windshield.
    p. 603.8
  • Fussily, he took a tissue and wiped some leakage—some fluid—from the corner of the warrant officer's mouth.
    p. 604.0
  • But I could think of one heart that the warrant officer had broken; his tall younger brother was heartbroken—he was much worse than heartbroken, I thought.
    p. 604.1
  • I asked Owen what had been the stuff I'd seen leaking from the warrant officer's mouth.
    p. 605.1
  • Then I asked them how the warrant officer had died.
    p. 605.1
  • Tents—for the children—filled the small backyard of the dead warrant officer's home; there were two cars on cinder blocks in the backyard, and for the duration of the "picnic wake" some of the smaller children had been sleeping in these; and there was also a great boat on cinder blocks—a fire-engine-red racing boat with a gleaming chrome railing running around its jutting bow.
    p. 606.5
  • The dead helicopter pilot, the warrant officer, was named Frank Jarvits—but Dick preferred to call him by his "Cong killer name," the name his buddies in 'Nam had given him, which was "Hubcap."
    p. 609.3
  • He showed us how the warrant officer had taped up the end of the grenade, where the firing-pin cord is; then Hubcap had taped up the whole grenades in cardboard, placing one of them in a shaving kit and the other in a combat boot.
    p. 609.9
  • In the mouth of a corridor I'd walked down before—it led nowhere—we marched past Dick Jarvits, the tall, lunatic brother of the dead warrant officer, standing in the shadows.
    p. 621.7

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