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- Before me stretched the portentous, menacing road of a new decade.p. 135.5
portentous = indicating something important will happen
- As Tom took up the receiver the compressed heat exploded into sound and we were listening to the portentous chords of Mendelssohn's Wedding March from the ballroom below.p. 127.5
portentous = sounding excessively important
There are no more uses of "portentous" in The Great Gatsby.
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