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  • s  socially disoriented
    anomic loners musing over their fate

  • He span cautionary tales of anomic youth and loveless adults, snazzing up these intimate tragedies with plot pyrotechnics filched from the Hollywood melodramas he adored.
  • Emperors and concubines have been replaced by the grungy malcontents of Zhang Yuan's Beijing Bastards (1993), the Sixth Generation's first major film; its anomic punksters spit out .
  • But he had a hopeful note: anomic aphasia is much less common now that middle-ear infections are so readily controlled by sulfas and antibiotics.

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