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1  There was the smile again, but this time I held out against it.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
ContextHighlight   In Chapter 4
2  The girl addressed was trying, unsuccessfully, to slump against my shoulder.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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3  Slowly the white wings of the boat moved against the blue cool limit of the sky.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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4  Aware of the loud beating of my own heart I pulled the door to against the increasing rain.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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5  Her voice struggled on through the heat, beating against it, moulding its senselessness into forms.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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6  We had luncheon in the dining-room, darkened, too, against the heat, and drank down nervous gayety with the cold ale.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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7  The windows were ajar and gleaming white against the fresh grass outside that seemed to grow a little way into the house.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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8  He never understood the legal device that was used against him but what remained of the millions went intact to Ella Kaye.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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9  Gatsby, his hands still in his pockets, was reclining against the mantelpiece in a strained counterfeit of perfect ease, even of boredom.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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10  Daisy and Jordan lay upon an enormous couch, like silver idols, weighing down their own white dresses against the singing breeze of the fans.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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11  When we came into the station he was next to me and his white shirt-front pressed against my arm--and so I told him I'd have to call a policeman, but he knew I lied.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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12  Sometimes a shadow moved against a dressing-room blind above, gave way to another shadow, an indefinite procession of shadows, who rouged and powdered in an invisible glass.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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13  On buffet tables, garnished with glistening hors-d'oeuvre, spiced baked hams crowded against salads of harlequin designs and pastry pigs and turkeys bewitched to a dark gold.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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14  I walked out the back way--just as Gatsby had when he had made his nervous circuit of the house half an hour before--and ran for a huge black knotted tree whose massed leaves made a fabric against the rain.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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15  His head leaned back so far that it rested against the face of a defunct mantelpiece clock and from this position his distraught eyes stared down at Daisy who was sitting frightened but graceful on the edge of a stiff chair.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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16  With enchanting murmurs Daisy admired this aspect or that of the feudal silhouette against the sky, admired the gardens, the sparkling odor of jonquils and the frothy odor of hawthorn and plum blossoms and the pale gold odor of kiss-me-at-the-gate.
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17  Instead of rambling this party had preserved a dignified homogeneity, and assumed to itself the function of representing the staid nobility of the countryside--East Egg condescending to West Egg, and carefully on guard against its spectroscopic gayety.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
ContextHighlight   In Chapter 3
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