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melancholy
used in The Great Gatsby

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Definition
a sad feeling or manner — sometimes thoughtfully sad
  • The undergraduate nodded in a cynical, melancholy way.
    p. 45.2
  • Just as Daisy's house had always seemed to him more mysterious and gay than other houses, so his idea of the city itself, even though she was gone from it, was pervaded with a melancholy beauty.
    p. 152.9

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