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  • v. apply carelessly


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  • Most men would not deign to be buried in it, Major John Campion had told him earlier with a hearty laugh and a friendly slap on the back.

    Beyond the Sunrise

  • Thousands of soldiers congratulated Warren and Verna on their marriage, offered jesting advice, a gentle slap on the back, or just a merry wave.

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • If you succeed and help this ceremony of joining to go off without a hitch, if the null-field device is installed, and so on, I will be given a slap on the wrist by Starfleet for my actions, but lauded publicly as the savior of this world.


  • He released a year-old Landrace boar and gave it a playful slap on the hindquarters before he ran away.

    Death of a Delft Blue

  • Like a flash Gina swung her palm and delivered a ringing slap on Alex's smooth cheek.

    Twin Moons

  • Something about LaGuerta's tone was like a slap on the face.

    Darkly Dreaming Dexter

  • Although Ryland had received only a slap on the wrist for his role in the infamous Inhibitor Scandal, Collier and his followers still regarded him as a “war criminal.”


  • As Invincible and Inflexible had to come home, this would have meant transferring Sturdee to Carnarvon, an inferior command for a vice admiral and a public slap on the heels of his recent triumph.

    Castles of Steel

  • Receiving a sharp slap on the shoulder, I turned, and, to my amazement, saw Farmerson, our ironmonger.

    The Diary of a Nobody


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