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1  "Why, no," I answered, rather surprised by his tone.
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2  Afterward he kept looking at the child with surprise.
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3  To my overwhelming surprise the living room was deserted.
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4  I can't describe to you how surprised I was to find out I loved her, old sport.
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5  When he was gone I turned immediately to Jordan--constrained to assure her of my surprise.
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6  "But we heard it," insisted Daisy, surprising me by opening up again in a flower-like way.
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7  I was startled, naturally, but the really surprising thing was that it hadn't happened before.
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8  I remember being surprised by his graceful, conservative fox-trot--I had never seen him dance before.
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9  I doubted that though there were several she could have married at a nod of her head but I pretended to be surprised.
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10  As for Tom, the fact that he "had some woman in New York" was really less surprising than that he had been depressed by a book.
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11  Evidently it surprised her as much as it did me, for she yawned and with a series of rapid, deft movements stood up into the room.
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12  If she saw me out of the corner of her eyes she gave no hint of it--indeed, I was almost surprised into murmuring an apology for having disturbed her by coming in.
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13  For all I knew he was going to rob the house in a moment; I wouldn't have been surprised to see sinister faces, the faces of "Wolfshiem's people," behind him in the dark shrubbery.
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14  We drove over to Fifth Avenue, so warm and soft, almost pastoral, on the summer Sunday afternoon that I wouldn't have been surprised to see a great flock of white sheep turn the corner.
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15  He had reached an age where death no longer has the quality of ghastly surprise, and when he looked around him now for the first time and saw the height and splendor of the hall and the great rooms opening out from it into other rooms his grief began to be mixed with an awed pride.
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16  She showed a surprising amount of character about it too--looked at the coroner with determined eyes under that corrected brow of hers and swore that her sister had never seen Gatsby, that her sister was completely happy with her husband, that her sister had been into no mischief whatever.
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17  At first I was surprised and confused; then, as he lay in his house and didn't move or breathe or speak hour upon hour it grew upon me that I was responsible, because no one else was interested--interested, I mean, with that intense personal interest to which every one has some vague right at the end.
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