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tangible
used in The Great Gatsby

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Definition
capable of being touched, or easily understood so there is no question of its value or reality
  • But with every word she was drawing further and further into herself, so he gave that up, and only the dead dream fought on as the afternoon slipped away, trying to touch what was no longer tangible, struggling unhappily, undespairingly, toward that lost voice across the room.
    p. 134.9
tangible = touchable
  • Tom and Miss Baker, with several feet of twilight between them, strolled back into the library, as if to a vigil beside a perfectly tangible body, while, trying to look pleasantly interested and a little deaf, I followed Daisy around a chain of connecting verandas to the porch in front.
    p. 16.2
  • tangible = touchable
  • The notion originated with Daisy's suggestion that we hire five bath-rooms and take cold baths, and then assumed more tangible form as "a place to have a mint julep."
    p. 126.4
tangible = realistic (capable of being touched)
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