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inquisition
used in The Great Gatsby

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Definition
common noun:  questioning or investigation — often implying harsh questioning

or:

proper noun:  a former tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church (or their investigations) created to discover and suppress heresy
  • Even when the East excited me most, even when I was most keenly aware of its superiority to the bored, sprawling, swollen towns beyond the Ohio, with their interminable inquisitions which spared only the children and the very old — even then it had always for me a quality of distortion.
    p. 176.5
inquisitions = harsh questioning
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