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proprietor
used in The Great Gatsby

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Definition
the owner of a business
  • It had occurred to me that this shadow of a garage must be a blind, and that sumptuous and romantic apartments were concealed overhead, when the proprietor himself appeared in the door of an office, wiping his hands on a piece of waste.
    p. 25.3
  • I had talked with him perhaps half a dozen times in the past month and found, to my disappointment, that he had little to say: So my first impression, that he was a person of some undefined consequence, had gradually faded and he had become simply the proprietor of an elaborate road-house next door.
    p. 64.9
  • After a moment the proprietor emerged from the interior of his establishment and gazed hollow-eyed at the car.
    p. 122.9

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