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1  No; but your taking a walk with me is only another way of making use of your material.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
2  Intimacy with the Dorsets was not likely to lessen such difficulties on the material side.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
3  It was no longer, however, from the vision of material poverty that she turned with the greatest shrinking.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
4  For, almost at once, she had felt the insidious charm of slipping back into a life where every material difficulty was smoothed away.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
5  That Lily was a star fallen from that sky did not, after the first stir of curiosity had subsided, materially add to their interest in her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
6  It was from her that he inherited his detachment from the sumptuary side of life: the stoic's carelessness of material things, combined with the Epicurean's pleasure in them.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
7  She did not indeed let her imagination range beyond the day of plighting: after that everything faded into a haze of material well-being, in which the personality of her benefactor remained mercifully vague.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
8  To a less illuminated intelligence Mrs. Bart's counsels might have been dangerous; but Lily understood that beauty is only the raw material of conquest, and that to convert it into success other arts are required.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
9  Lily knew that Rosedale had overstated neither the difficulty of her own position nor the completeness of the vindication he offered: once Bertha's match in material resources, her superior gifts would make it easy for her to dominate her adversary.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
10  The dislike, indeed, still subsisted; but it was penetrated here and there by the perception of mitigating qualities in him: of a certain gross kindliness, a rather helpless fidelity of sentiment, which seemed to be struggling through the hard surface of his material ambitions.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
11  In the care of such a guardian, it soon became clear to Lily that she was to enjoy only the material advantages of good food and expensive clothing; and, though far from underrating these, she would gladly have exchanged them for what Mrs. Bart had taught her to regard as opportunities.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
12  Other young ladies of fashion had been thus "set-up," selling their hats by the mere attraction of a name and the reputed knack of tying a bow; but these privileged beings could command a faith in their powers materially expressed by the readiness to pay their shop-rent and advance a handsome sum for current expenses.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10