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used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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of or relating to the body or flesh (in contrast to the spirit) — especially sexual desires or feelings
  • And the visual accompaniment is a mystifying blend of contemporary, carnal encounters with unidentified young boys intercut with black-and-white, documentary footage from the Vietnam War.
    p. 521.7
  • Today, the fact that President Kennedy enjoyed carnal knowledge of Marilyn Monroe and "countless others"—even during his presidency—seems only moderately improper, and even stylish, in comparison to the willful secrecy and deception, and the unlawful policies, so broadly practiced by the entire Reagan administration.
    p. 375.9

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