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The Great Gatsby
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  • His eyes glanced momentarily at me, and his lips parted with an abortive attempt at a laugh.
  • No — Gatsby turned out all right at the end; it is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men.

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  • The project was aborted
  • abort the mission

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