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used in The Great Gatsby

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someone who expects the worst — especially of people (such as expecting them to be selfish and lie)
  • Well, I've had a very bad time, Nick, and I'm pretty cynical about everything.
    p. 16.7
  • The undergraduate nodded in a cynical, melancholy way.
    p. 45.2
  • "Holding down the receiver," said Daisy cynically.
    p. 116.5

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