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" You know, this is really a beat generation." The origins of the word "beat" are obscure, but the meaning is only too clear to most Americans. More than mere weariness, it implies the feeling of having been used, of being raw. It involves a sort of... "
Gleaning Significant Facts from Passages: Theme 5, Reading - Page 124
by Charles J. Gadway - 1973 - 207 pages
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Drawing Inferences: Theme 7, Reading

National Assessment of Educational Progress (Project), Charles J. Gadway - 1973 - 258 pages
...sentences, This passage is about the word "beat" as used in the "beat generation." The passage notes that "John Kerouac, the author of a fine, neglected novel 'The Town and the City, '... finally came up with [the word beat] " to describe the generation that went through World War...
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