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The Great Gatsby
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turgid -- as in: a turgid speech
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The Great Gatsby
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  • The none too savory ramifications by which Ella Kaye, the newspaper woman, played Madame de Maintenon to his weakness and sent him to sea in a yacht, were common knowledge to the turgid sub-journalism of 1902.

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  • His German is mellifluous—but now Durrfeld, sidetracked from his righteous rage at the British and the Dutch, subsides into his previous detached self, gazing at the turgid Professor beneath arched eyebrows, looking remotely irritated and bored.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • They were like turgid animals who did things mechanically.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima

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