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used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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tastelessly showy
  • Those summer nights of 1958 were the first nights I remember feeling "grown up"; we'd drive half an hour from Gravesend for the fleeting privilege of inching along a crowded, gaudy strip of beachfront, looking at girls who rarely looked at us.
    p. 289.4

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