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Flashcards in Love and Marriage Deck (22):
1

Cake

Frosted wedding-cake of the ceiling

2

Hulking

'I hate that word hulking' objected Tom crossly....'Hulking', insisted Daisy

3

Telephone

'She might have the decency not to telephone at dinner time'

4

'Daisy! Daisy!'

'Daisy! Daisy! Daisy!' shouted Mrs Wilson...Tom Buchanan broke her nose with his open hand

5

Best suit

'He borrowed somebody's best suit to get married in'

6

Suit

'He had on a dress suit and leather shoes, and I couldn't keep my eyes off him'

7

Husband's and wife's

Most of the remaining women were now having fights with men said to be their husbands...

8

Pale

Pale as death...standing in a puddle of water

9

Glowed

He literally glowed....a new well-being radiated from him and filled the little room

10

Deathless

I think that voice held him most, with its fluctuating, feverish warmth, because it couldn't be over-dreamed - that voice was a deathless song

11

Ray

His Star....kiss at her cheek....'I think she's lovely'

12

Offended

But the rest offended her...because it wasn't a gesture but an emotion

13

Nothing less

He wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: 'I never loved you.'

14

Nobody

'I suppose the latest thing is to sit back and let Mr Nobody from Nowhere make love to your wife'

15

Wife's man

He was his wife's man and not his own

16

Conspiring

There was an unmistakeable air of natural intimacy about the picture, and anybody would have said that they were conspiring together

17

Revalued

'He revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loves eyes'

18

Colossal Vitality

Daisy tumbled short of his dreams - not throw her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion

19

Perishable

'Forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath'

19

Past

'You can't repeat the past'
'Why of course you can!'

20

Grail

'Committed himself to the following of a grail'

21

Silver

'Overwhelmingly aware...Daisy, gleaming like silver, safe and Prius above the hot struggles of the poor'