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dismal
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dismal
Used in
The Great Gatsby
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  • "Imagine marrying anybody in this heat! " cried Jordan dismally.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The valley of ashes is bounded on one side by a small foul river, and, when the drawbridge is up to let barges through, the passengers on waiting trains can stare at the dismal scene for as long as half an hour.  (not reviewed by editor)

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