All 3 Uses of
The Great Gatsby
- 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..9conscientious = 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..5conscientious = careful performance of duties
- 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 is righteditor's notes: This is when Gatsby saw Daisy for the first time in five years and was concerned that the meeting go well.
(conscientious) careful to do what is right--especially to perform duties in a thorough manner