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euphemism
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The Great Gatsby
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  • She was appalled by West Egg, this unprecedented "place" that Broadway had begotten upon a Long Island fishing village — appalled by its raw vigor that chafed under the old euphemisms and by the too obtrusive fate that herded its inhabitants along a short-cut from nothing to nothing.

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  • Passed away is a euphemism for died.
  • Put to sleep is a euphemism for painlessly killing a pet to end it’s suffering.

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