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protrude
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

7 uses
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Definition
to stick out from
  • The Baby Jesus had an erection; its protrusion was visible in spite of the tightly bound layers of his swaddling clothes.
    p. 218.9
  • He was mortally cute; he had a furry animal attractiveness—except for the nakedness of his nearly transparent ears, and the rodentlike way they protruded from his sharp face.
    p. 31.4
  • We finally found him, already out of town, laboring up Maiden Hill; we slowed down when we saw his red-and-black wool hunter's jacket and the matching checkered cap with the earflaps protruding, and by the time we pulled alongside him, he had run out of steam and had gotten off to walk his bicycle.
    p. 78.9
  • Half in and half out of the drawer, the armadillo resembled a kind of aquatic creature—it was all head and torso; I could imagine that those were some sort of stunted flippers protruding where its claws had been.
    p. 89.7
  • We were well across the lawn, and quite far from the hedges, when I saw Hester's . bare arm protrude from the dark-green privet.
    p. 124.4
  • Owen had so many clothes on, he had difficulty bending his knees as he trudged up the driveway—and his arms did not swing close to his sides, but protruded stiffly, like the limbs of a scarecrow.
    p. 211.9
  • I felt a little ill, but more ashamed than sick—I felt I was being indecent, invading the warrant officer's privacy .... to the degree that a thrill-seeker who's pressed too close to the wreckage of an automobile accident might feel guilty for catching a glimpse of the bloody hair protruding through the fractured windshield.
    p. 603.8

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