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1  When she spoke, however, it was in a tone of perfect lightness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
2  She's a perfect vulture, you know; and she hasn't the least moral sense.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
3  At first she poured herself out unstintingly, happy in this perfect communion of their sympathies.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
4  She had reason to think that she had made herself equally necessary to her host and hostess; and if only she had seen any perfectly irreproachable means of drawing a financial profit from the situation, there would have been no cloud on her horizon.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
5  She was "perfect" to every one: subservient to Bertha's anxious predominance, good-naturedly watchful of Dorset's moods, brightly companionable to Silverton and Dacey, the latter of whom met her on an evident footing of old admiration, while young Silverton, portentously self-absorbed, seemed conscious of her only as of something vaguely obstructive.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
6  For though she knew she had been ruthlessly sacrificed to Bertha Dorset's determination to win back her husband, and though her own relation to Dorset had been that of the merest good-fellowship, yet she had been perfectly aware from the outset that her part in the affair was, as Carry Fisher brutally put it, to distract Dorset's attention from his wife.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 4
7  A brilliant Miss Smedden from Brooklyn showed to perfection the sumptuous curves of Titian's Daughter, lifting her gold salver laden with grapes above the harmonizing gold of rippled hair and rich brocade, and a young Mrs. Van Alstyne, who showed the frailer Dutch type, with high blue-veined forehead and pale eyes and lashes, made a characteristic Vandyck, in black satin, against a curtained archway.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12