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florid
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The Great Gatsby
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florid
Used in
The Great Gatsby
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  • I had expected that Mr. Gatsby would be a florid and corpulent person in his middle years.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I remember the portrait of him up in Gatsby's bedroom, a gray, florid man with a hard, empty face the pioneer debauchee, who during one phase of American life brought back to the Eastern seaboard the savage violence of the frontier brothel and saloon.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a florid style
as in: florid color
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