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used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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  • The second daughter—the eldest child, who was possibly seven or eight—lagged behind and eyed me with a gawky shyness that was painful to endure.
    p. 579.2
  • The bleak brick and stone, the ivy frosted with snow, the dormitories and classroom buildings with their windows all closed—with a penitentiary sameness— gave the campus the aura of a prison enduring a hunger strike; and without the students hurrying on the quadrangle paths, the bare, bone-colored birches stood out in black-and-white against the snow, like charcoal drawings of themselves, or skeletons of the alumni.
    p. 150.7
  • My enduring perception of those nights is that Lydia's wheelchair needed to be oiled and that Dan complained, with uncharacteristic bitterness, about what a mess amateurs could make of A Christmas Carol.
    p. 179.9
  • The maid who looked after my grandmother, the maid who was Lydia's replacement after Lydia suffered her amputation, was named Ethel, and she was forced to endure the subtle comparisons that both Lydia and my grandmother made of her job-effectiveness.
    p. 191.2
  • At an age when most of our peers were enduring how much their parents bossed them around, Owen was always telling his father what to do.
    p. 209.5
  • In the lingo of those times, everyone was a something "master"; Dan Needham tells me that this is one of those examples of student language that endures—at Gravesend Academy, the term is still in use.
    p. 293.4
  • But Bishop Strachan has hired a new woman in the English Department; I could tell when she was interviewing, last spring, that she was someone to be endured—a woman who gives new meaning to that arresting first sentence of Pride and Prejudice, with which the fall term begins for my Grade 9 girls: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."
    p. 536.9
  • But I shall endure her; I will outlast her, in the end.
    p. 537.1
  • Maybe the mother never enrolled her daughter because she (the mother) could not endure the deprivations she (the mother) would suffer while she visited her daughter in this wilderness.
    p. 538.8
  • And now—in my very own English Department—I must endure a woman of an apparently similar temperament, a woman whose prickly disposition is also upheaved in a sea of sexual contradictions ....
    p. 539.5

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