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elicit
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The Great Gatsby
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  • James Gatz — that was really, or at least legally, his name. He had changed it at the age of seventeen and at the specific moment that witnessed the beginning of his career — when he saw Dan Cody’s yacht drop anchor over the most insidious flat on Lake Superior. ... Cody asked him a few questions (one of them elicited the brand new name) and found that he was quick and extravagantly ambitious.
  • It appreciated fully the chain of national circumstances which had elicited this tribute from Montenegro’s warm little heart.

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  • Her comments elicited public outrage.
  • Her comment elicited loud applause from the audience.

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