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conscientious
used in The Great Gatsby

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Definition
careful to do what is right—especially to perform duties in a thorough manner (as when guided by conscience)
  • Gatsby got himself into a shadow and, while Daisy and I talked, looked conscientiously from one to the other of us with tense, unhappy eyes.
    p. 87.5
conscientiously = with a desire to do what was right

(editor's note:  This is when Gatsby saw Daisy for the first time in five years and was concerned that the meeting go well.)
  • The other girl, Daisy, made an attempt to rise — she leaned slightly forward with a conscientious expression — then she laughed, an absurd, charming little laugh, and I laughed too and came forward into the room.
    p. 8.9
  • conscientious = wanting to be proper
  • I took dinner usually at the Yale Club — for some reason it was the gloomiest event of my day — and then I went up-stairs to the library and studied investments and securities for a conscientious hour.
    p. 56.5
conscientious = careful performance of duties
There are no more uses of "conscientious" in The Great Gatsby.

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