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tone
used in The Great Gatsby

5 uses
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Definition
the general feeling, mood, or attitude of something — especially of something said or written
  • There was a husky tenderness in his tone....
    p. 132.5
tone = the general feeling, mood, or attitude of something
  • "Why, no," I answered, rather surprised by his tone.
    p. 12.9
  • Something in her tone reminded me of the other girl's "I think he killed a man," and had the effect of stimulating my curiosity.
    p. 49.2
  • Only the negro and I were near enough to hear what he said, but the policeman caught something in the tone and looked over with truculent eyes.
    p. 140.8
  • His tone made me suspicious.
    p. 169.2

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