I wanted to get up and slap him on the back. I had one of those renewals of complete faith in him that I’d experienced before.

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter VII) on Rap Genius

Meaning

Nick really wants to like Gatsby and believe what he has to say, but all the mysteries and unanswered questions around him make this difficult. But when Gatsby addresses the rumor that he never went to Oxford with a completely reasonable response, Nick feels relieved that he can trust him again.

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