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used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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naughtily or annoyingly playful


tending to create mischief (minor harm — especially from bad behavior)
  • It was not intended, I think, as an entirely mischievous remark, but the remark took instant and astonishing hold of Lydia and my grandmother and me.
    p. 42.7
  • I prefer the way the Rev. Mr. Foster serves the bread to the mischievous style of Canon Mackie; the canon delights in giving me the tiniest wafer he has in his hand—a veritable crumb!
    p. 226.2

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