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illiberal
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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opposed to personal liberty in society — such as not wanting to let people say or do unpopular things
  • ...commencement, when he threatened to withhold our diplomas if we didn't stop our uproar; he must have known then that he had lost .... because Dan Needham and Mr. Early, and a solid one third or one half of the faculty stood up to applaud our riotous support of Owen; and we were joined by several informed members of the Board of Trustees as well, not to mention all those parents who had written angry letters to the headmaster regarding that illiberal business of confiscating our wallets.
    p. 415.6

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