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periphery
used in Atonement

3 uses
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Definition
the outside boundary or surface of something;

or more rarely:  outside the area of main activity
  • It was important, however, not to provoke it; once this lazy creature moved from the peripheries to the center, then the knifing pains would obliterate all thought, and there would be no chance of dining with Leon and the family tonight.
    Part 1 (32% in)
  • In their terms, a genius, a god, was loitering on the periphery of their world and they were straining for her attention.
    Part 1 (84% in)
  • She hovered on the peripheries, speaking to no one, always smoking, raising the cigarette to her lips with a rapid, hungry movement, and pulling it away in agitated disgust.
    Part 1 (93% in)

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