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defer
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

11 uses
  • I had not been to the monument shop since Owen had surgically created my draft deferment.
    p. 547.7
  • He missed a year of competition with a knee injury, and managed to finagle a fifth year of college—retaining his student draft deferment for the extra year.
    p. 132.9
  • In 1966, two million Americans had so-called student deferments that protected them from the draft.
    p. 474.5
  • When draft deferments for graduate students got the ax, I would be in my first year of graduate school; my draft deferment would get the ax, too.
    p. 474.6
  • When draft deferments for graduate students got the ax, I would be in my first year of graduate school; my draft deferment would get the ax, too.
    p. 474.6
  • It was the spring of our senior year, 1966; I'd already been accepted into the graduate school at the University of New Hampshire—for the next year, at least, I wouldn't be going anywhere; I had my 2-S deferment and was hanging on to it.
    p. 477.7
  • Simon had a 4-F deferment; he was judged physically unfit for service.
    p. 494.8
  • WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR STUDENT DEFERMENT?
    p. 511.4
  • I also told him that I had given much thought to his advice to me: that I should gather the courage to make a decision about what to do when faced with the loss of my draft deferment.
    p. 513.1
  • I had a 4-F deferment; I would never have to go to war, or to Canada.
    p. 541.9
  • I nodded to Harold, who smiled tearfully at me; I'd heard that Mrs. Hoyt had successfully coached him into acquiring a 4-F deferment from the draft—for psychological reasons.
    p. 571.8

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