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1  She had hated dinginess, and it was her fate to be dingy.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
2  She had hated dinginess, and it was her fate to be dingy.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
3  The dinginess of her present life threw into enchanting relief the existence to which she felt herself entitled.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
4  She was in truth grateful for the refuge offered her: Mrs. Peniston's opulent interior was at least not externally dingy.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
5  Her danger lay, as she knew, in her old incurable dread of discomfort and poverty; in the fear of that mounting tide of dinginess against which her mother had so passionately warned her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
6  The outer air, penned between high buildings, brought no freshness through the window; steam-heat was beginning to sing in a coil of dingy pipes, and a smell of cooking penetrated the crack of the door.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
7  She was quite aware that she was of interest to dingy people, but she assumed that there is only one form of dinginess, and that admiration for brilliancy is the natural expression of its inferior state.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
8  She was quite aware that she was of interest to dingy people, but she assumed that there is only one form of dinginess, and that admiration for brilliancy is the natural expression of its inferior state.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
9  But dinginess is a quality which assumes all manner of disguises; and Lily soon found that it was as latent in the expensive routine of her aunt's life as in the makeshift existence of a continental pension.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
10  He noticed too that there was a pot of pansies on one of the window sills, and at once concluded that the window must be hers: it was inevitable that he should connect her with the one touch of beauty in the dingy scene.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
11  The dreary limbo of dinginess lay all around and beneath that little illuminated circle in which life reached its finest efflorescence, as the mud and sleet of a winter night enclose a hot-house filled with tropical flowers.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
12  She knew that she hated dinginess as much as her mother had hated it, and to her last breath she meant to fight against it, dragging herself up again and again above its flood till she gained the bright pinnacles of success which presented such a slippery surface to her clutch.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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13  To Miss Bart, as to her mother, acquiescence in dinginess was evidence of stupidity; and there were moments when, in the consciousness of her own power to look and to be so exactly what the occasion required, she almost felt that other girls were plain and inferior from choice.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
14  They were mostly cousins, who inhabited dingy houses with engravings from Cole's Voyage of Life on the drawing-room walls, and slatternly parlour-maids who said "I'll go and see" to visitors calling at an hour when all right-minded persons are conventionally if not actually out.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
15  Of course, being fatally poor and dingy, it was wise of Gerty to have taken up philanthropy and symphony concerts; but there was something irritating in her assumption that existence yielded no higher pleasures, and that one might get as much interest and excitement out of life in a cramped flat as in the splendours of the Van Osburgh establishment.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8