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distraught
used in The Great Gatsby

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extremely distressed—typically with worry or grief
  • His head leaned back so far that it rested against the face of a defunct mantelpiece clock, and from this position his distraught eyes stared down at Daisy, who was sitting, frightened but graceful, on the edge of a stiff chair.
    p. 86.6

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