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anticlimax
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
a disappointing decline in excitement or interest relative to a previous rise or expectations
  • The wholly anticlimactic, unsatisfying, and disagreeable news that the Rev. Lewis Merrill was my father—not to mention the death of Owen Meany—is just one example of the condition of universal disappointment.
    p. 552.9
  • I will tell you what is my overriding perception of the last twenty years: that we are a civilization careening toward a succession of anticlimaxes—toward an infinity of unsatisfying and disagreeable endings.
    p. 552.9

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