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1  Such embarrassment as was shown was on Mrs. Trenor's side, and manifested itself in the mingling of exaggerated warmth with imperceptible reservations.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 4
2  No one, for instance, could have made a more typical Goya than Carry Fisher, with her short dark-skinned face, the exaggerated glow of her eyes, the provocation of her frankly-painted smile.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
3  It was difficult to define her beyond saying that she seemed to exist only as a hostess, not so much from any exaggerated instinct of hospitality as because she could not sustain life except in a crowd.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
4  While he spoke she had moved slowly to the middle of the room, and paused near his writing-table, where the lamp, striking upward, cast exaggerated shadows on the pallour of her delicately-hollowed face.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
5  With a more confident person she would not have dared to dwell so long on one topic, or to show such exaggerated interest in it; but she had rightly guessed that Mr. Gryce's egoism was a thirsty soil, requiring constant nurture from without.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
6  Her week of idleness had brought home to her with exaggerated force these small aggravations of the boarding-house world, and she yearned for that other luxurious world, whose machinery is so carefully concealed that one scene flows into another without perceptible agency.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
7  Her small pale face seemed the mere setting of a pair of dark exaggerated eyes, of which the visionary gaze contrasted curiously with her self-assertive tone and gestures; so that, as one of her friends observed, she was like a disembodied spirit who took up a great deal of room.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
8  There were twenty of them in the work-room, their fagged profiles, under exaggerated hair, bowed in the harsh north light above the utensils of their art; for it was something more than an industry, surely, this creation of ever-varied settings for the face of fortunate womanhood.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
9  Lawrence Selden was in fact seated at its farther end; but though a book lay on his knee, his attention was not engaged with it, but directed to a lady whose lace-clad figure, as she leaned back in an adjoining chair, detached itself with exaggerated slimness against the dusky leather upholstery.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5