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1  I tried to show by my expression that I had played no part in her past.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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2  The girl addressed was trying, unsuccessfully, to slump against my shoulder.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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3  While his neighbor was trying to persuade him a violent racket broke out overhead.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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4  It was a great relief and I tried very hard to die but I seemed to bear an enchanted life.
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5  I tried to go then, but they wouldn't hear of it; perhaps my presence made them feel more satisfactorily alone.
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6  He believed that Mrs. Wilson had been running away from her husband, rather than trying to stop any particular car.
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7  He fumbled at the embroidered coverlet, trying to take it from the bed, and lay down stiffly--was instantly asleep.
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8  A subdued impassioned murmur was audible in the room beyond and Miss Baker leaned forward, unashamed, trying to hear.
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9  She was only extemporizing but a stirring warmth flowed from her as if her heart was trying to come out to you concealed in one of those breathless, thrilling words.
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10  On a chance we tried an important-looking door, and walked into a high Gothic library, panelled with carved English oak, and probably transported complete from some ruin overseas.
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11  I wanted to get out and walk eastward toward the park through the soft twilight but each time I tried to go I became entangled in some wild strident argument which pulled me back, as if with ropes, into my chair.
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12  The transactions in Montana copper that made him many times a millionaire found him physically robust but on the verge of soft-mindedness, and, suspecting this an infinite number of women tried to separate him from his money.
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13  For several weeks I didn't see him or hear his voice on the phone--mostly I was in New York, trotting around with Jordan and trying to ingratiate myself with her senile aunt--but finally I went over to his house one Sunday afternoon.
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14  He didn't like to go into the garage because the work bench was stained where the body had been lying so he moved uncomfortably around the office--he knew every object in it before morning--and from time to time sat down beside Wilson trying to keep him more quiet.
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15  But with every word she was drawing further and further into herself, so he gave that up and only the dead dream fought on as the afternoon slipped away, trying to touch what was no longer tangible, struggling unhappily, undespairingly, toward that lost voice across the room.
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16  Tom and Miss Baker, with several feet of twilight between them strolled back into the library, as if to a vigil beside a perfectly tangible body, while trying to look pleasantly interested and a little deaf I followed Daisy around a chain of connecting verandas to the porch in front.
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17  When he had gone half way he turned around and stared at the scene--his wife and Catherine scolding and consoling as they stumbled here and there among the crowded furniture with articles of aid, and the despairing figure on the couch bleeding fluently and trying to spread a copy of "Town Tattle" over the tapestry scenes of Versailles.
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