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used in The Great Gatsby

9 uses
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continuous — often in an annoying way
  • Tom talked incessantly,
    p. 135.6
incessantly = continuously
  • When she moved about there was an incessant clicking as innumerable pottery bracelets jingled up and down upon her arms.
    p. 30.3
  • incessant = continuous
  • Blinded by the glare of the headlights and confused by the incessant groaning of the horns, the apparition stood swaying for a moment before he perceived the man in the duster.
    p. 54.9
  • incessant = continuous
  • I became aware now of a hollow, wailing sound which issued incessantly from the garage, a sound which as we got out of the coupe and walked toward the door resolved itself into the words "Oh, my God!" uttered over and over in a gasping moan.
    p. 138.1
  • incessantly = continuously
  • His eyes would drop slowly from the swinging light to the laden table by the wall, and then jerk back to the light again, and he gave out incessantly his high, horrible call: "Oh, my Ga-od!"
    p. 138.9
  • incessantly = continuously
  • I couldn't sleep all night; a fog-horn was groaning incessantly on the Sound, and I tossed half-sick between grotesque reality and savage, frightening dreams.
    p. 147.1
  • incessantly = continuously
  • At the gray tea hour there were always rooms that throbbed incessantly with this low, sweet fever, while fresh faces drifted here and there like rose petals blown by the sad horns around the floor.
    p. 151.5
  • incessantly = continuously
  • His eyes leaked continuously with excitement, and when I took the bag and umbrella from his hands he began to pull so incessantly at his sparse gray beard that I had difficulty in getting off his coat.
    p. 167.4
  • incessantly = continuously
  • I spent my Saturday nights in New York because those gleaming, dazzling parties of his were with me so vividly that I could still hear the music and the laughter, faint and incessant, from his garden, and the cars going up and down his drive.
    p. 179.7
incessant = continuous
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