Had been one of the most powerful ends that ever played football

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

Meaning

Tom Buchanan is physically a very strong and intimidating man, occupying a “bully-like” role in this novel. However, this reference to his physical accomplishments and physical strength also gives us a hint that Tom is also strong-willed and stubborn in character, much like his physique.

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