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bond
used in The Great Gatsby

2 meanings, 8 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
a close bond
Definition
a close connection; or to form such a connection; or something that holds things together (creates a connection)
  • Then, taking a long breath and straightening his shoulders, he remarked in a determined voice: "Wonder'ff tell me where there's a gas'line station? " At least a dozen men, some of them little better off than he was, explained to him that wheel and car were no longer joined by any physical bond.
    p. 55.4
bond = connection
There are no more uses of "bond" flagged with this meaning in The Great Gatsby.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
2  —7 uses as in:
the bond market
Definition
a certificate issued by a government or corporation that promises to repay a debt  in return for a loan
  • Everybody I knew was in the bond business, so I supposed it could support one more single man.
    p. 3.6
bond = (buying and selling) certificates for which a government or corporation pays a specific interest rate for a cash loan for a specific period of time
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Instead of being the warm centre of the world, the Middle West now seemed like the ragged edge of the universe — so I decided to go East and learn the bond business.
    p. 3.5
  • bond = (buying and selling) certificates for which a government or corporation pays a specific interest rate for a cash loan for a specific period of time
  • I'm a bond man.
    p. 10.2
  • bond = in the business of buying and selling certificates for which a government or corporation pays a specific interest rate for a cash loan for a specific period of time
  • I was sure that they were selling something: bonds or insurance or automobiles.
    p. 42.2
  • bonds = loan certificates that entitle the certificate owner to receive future payments for a loan
  • I knew the other clerks and young bond-salesmen by their first names, and lunched with them in dark, crowded restaurants on little pig sausages and mashed potatoes and coffee.
    p. 56.1
  • bond = certificates for which a government or corporation pays a specific interest rate for a cash loan for a specific period of time
  • You're selling bonds, aren't you, old sport?
    p. 82.9
  • bonds = loan certificates that entitle the certificate owner to receive future payments for a loan
  • They picked him up when he handed the bonds over the counter.
    p. 166.8
bonds = loan certificates that entitle the certificate owner to receive future payments for a loan
There are no more uses of "bond" flagged with this meaning in The Great Gatsby.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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