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thespian
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
a theatrical performer

or relating to drama
  • Chief Pike had carried the fallen postal thespian into the bracing night air, where Mr. Morrison had revived with a vengeance—wrestling in the snow with Gravesend's determined chief of police, until Mr. Morrison yielded to the strong arm of the law.
    p. 257.3
  • But the faculty adviser to The Grave was an Owen Meany supporter; Mr. Early—that deeply flawed thespian who brought to every role he was given in The Gravesend Players an overblown and befuddled sense of Learlike doom—cried that he would defend the "unsullied genius" of The Voice, if necessary, "to the death."
    p. 300.9

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