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1  I am not even faintly like a rose.
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2  People were not invited--they went there.
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3  The horses, needless to say, were not mentioned again.
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4  She might have the decency not to telephone him at dinner-time.
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5  The bar, where we glanced first, was crowded but Gatsby was not there.
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6  "No, it's not exactly a police dog," said the man with disappointment in his voice.
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7  Daisy was not a Catholic and I was a little shocked at the elaborateness of the lie.
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8  There was something pathetic in his concentration as if his complacency, more acute than of old, was not enough to him any more.
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9  Welcome or not, I found it necessary to attach myself to someone before I should begin to address cordial remarks to the passers-by.
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10  So Tom Buchanan and his girl and I went up together to New York--or not quite together, for Mrs. Wilson sat discreetly in another car.
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11  In consequence I'm inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores.
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12  I wondered if the fact that he was not drinking helped to set him off from his guests, for it seemed to me that he grew more correct as the fraternal hilarity increased.
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13  I lived at West Egg, the--well, the less fashionable of the two, though this is a most superficial tag to express the bizarre and not a little sinister contrast between them.
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14  She had drunk a quantity of champagne and during the course of her song she had decided ineptly that everything was very very sad--she was not only singing, she was weeping too.
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15  They are not perfect ovals--like the egg in the Columbus story they are both crushed flat at the contact end--but their physical resemblance must be a source of perpetual confusion to the gulls that fly overhead.
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16  The silhouette of a moving cat wavered across the moonlight and turning my head to watch it I saw that I was not alone--fifty feet away a figure had emerged from the shadow of my neighbor's mansion and was standing with his hands in his pockets regarding the silver pepper of the stars.
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17  This responsiveness had nothing to do with that flabby impressionability which is dignified under the name of the "creative temperament"--it was an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person and which it is not likely I shall ever find again.
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