She looked around after a moment and told me the girl was “common but pretty,”

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

Meaning

This line suggests that, although Tom claims to be going to another table for amusing conversation, he is really in pursuit of a woman. The fact that Daisy seems to know this contrasts with Gatsby’s dedication to her; Tom has her and can’t stop looking at other women, but Gatsby has thrown every previous party in the hope that Daisy would show up.

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