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The Great Gatsby
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  • The whole town is desolate.
  • Chapter 2 — Fitzgerald — Great Gatsby — 1925 About half way between West Egg and New York the motor road hastily joins the railroad and runs beside it for a quarter of a mile, so as to shrink away from a certain desolate area of land.
  • He broke off and began to walk up and down a desolate path of fruit rinds and discarded favors and crushed flowers.
  • The straw seats of the car hovered on the edge of combustion; the woman next to me perspired delicately for a while into her white shirtwaist, and then, as her newspaper dampened under her fingers, lapsed despairingly into deep heat with a desolate cry.

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  • The photos show the desolate surface of the moon.
  • It is in her book of desolate desert photographs.

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