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The Great Gatsby
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  • The only building in sight was a small block of yellow brick sitting on the edge of the waste land, a sort of compact Main Street ministering to it, and contiguous to absolutely nothing.

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  • And then, in the middle distance, when you view the dense overlay of towns and villages laid out in contiguous patches, the multiple strands of the interstates and the parkways running straight through the heart of some and bending deferentially around others, bounded and marked by the shimmering waterways and reservoirs and the gently sloped hills, you feel as though this place in which you stand is a most decent and comely kingdom, even as it is a solemn province of the dead.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • This district is the largest contiguous planned community in the United States, and if you’re black or Jewish, you weren’t allowed to live there until 1948.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin

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