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commute
used in The Great Gatsby

3 uses
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Definition
regular travel between home and work
  • The practical thing was to find rooms in the city, but it was a warm season, and I had just left a country of wide lawns and friendly trees, so when a young man at the office suggested that we take a house together in a commuting town, it sounded like a great idea.
    p. 3.9
commuting = of people who need to travel to work each day
  • Dressed up in white flannels I went over to his lawn a little after seven, and wandered around rather ill at ease among swirls and eddies of people I didn't know — though here and there was a face I had noticed on the commuting train.
    p. 42.1
  • commuting = taking people between home and work
  • My commutation ticket came back to me with a dark stain from his hand.
    p. 115.3
commutation = from the trip

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
There are no more uses of "commute" in The Great Gatsby.

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