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collide
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
crash together with violent impact; or come into conflict
  • Sometime after she'd managed to catch her breath, Grandmother had cried out, too, and of course Lydia had cried out as well—after she'd collided with her dresser drawers.
    p. 108.3
  • And so the living room was a scene of idiocy and confusion, with Dan Needham spiraling toward one vulnerable antique after another, and my mother and grandmother colliding with Lydia's wheelchair while Grandmother barked this and that command regarding who should sit where.
    p. 49.1
  • She did not report this to mock Owen, and—as a testimony to my cousins' basically decent natures—the news was not greeted with their usual rowdiness, which I associated with Sawyer Depot as firmly as various forms of skiing and collision.
    p. 78.7
  • Worse, the antlers were soft; that is, they were constructed of a floppy material, and therefore these astonishing "horns" were always collapsing upon the faces of the cows themselves—obliterating entirely their already impaired vision, and causing more than usual confusion in the crèche: cows stepping on each other, cows colliding with donkeys, cows knocking down kings and shepherds.
    p. 170.6

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