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This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading.

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(adjective) fatty oily / (adjective) smooth and greasy in texture or appearance / (adjective) plastic / (adjective) full of unction / (adjective) revealing or marked by a smug, ingratiating, and false earnestness or spirituality

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Austria's unctuous burial of its thoroughly Nazi past

—p.126 Black Danube (117) by George Steiner
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6 years, 9 months ago


Atheists accept extreme unction.

—p.350 What Kind of Day Did You Have? (282) by Saul Bellow
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4 years, 2 months ago


perhaps there was some elegant subtlety to the gesture, as if it were true class to pretend their unctuous host was on equal footing

—p.112 by Rachel Kushner
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3 years, 4 months ago


Neither armed struggle nor unctuous petitions dampened the confidence of colonial­ism.

—p.12 Paris (3) by Vijay Prashad
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5 years, 2 months ago


Michael Palin as an unctuous Anglican vicar in the Monty Python film, ‘The Meaning of Life’.

—p.31 Questions and answers (1) by Terry Eagleton
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6 years, 7 months ago


so intent were the unctuous commentators on concealing the fact that they had bugger-all to say

—p.141 Ten five: the spinney (127) by Martin Amis
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7 months, 1 week ago


Her voice was so unctuous that for a second I thought she was affecting it to mock him. Then I saw her false, pleading smile.

—p.202 by Mary Gaitskill
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5 days, 1 hour ago


All these facts, even the crimes, are sources of unctuous pride for South Asians, both in America and the mother countries

—p.8 White Indians (6) by n+1
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4 years, 10 months ago