- With a number-one rating, Owen was sure, he would be assigned a "combat arms designator"—Infantry, Armor, or Artillery.p. 469.5
- Until then, the notion that anything had a designated, much less a special purpose would have been cuckoo to me.p. 86.6
- Each floor had a designated common room, a butt room, so-called, for the smokers; but smoking in the dorm rooms was forbidden—as was sex in any form, alcohol in any form, and drugs that had not been prescribed by the school physician.p. 156.3
- In neither document is the faculty empowered with any authority over the school's chosen headmaster, who is designated as the principal, meaning the principal faculty member; in neither the charter nor the constitution are the decision-making powers of the headmaster or principal inhibited in any way.p. 336.4
- And since class rank in ROTC is composed of excellence in Academics, in Leadership, and in Physical Fitness, Owen Meany—just that simply—failed to get a number-one ranking; his choice of a "combat arms designator" was, therefore, not assured.p. 472.3
- I told Dan that I was afraid I might be responsible for sabotaging Owen's desire for a "combat arms designator"; I confessed that I'd told Colonel Eiger that Owen's "emotional stability" was questionable, and that I'd agreed with the colonel that Owen was not suitable for a combat branch.p. 476.6
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