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1  For she could not go to Gerty's without risk of meeting Selden; and to meet him now would be pure pain.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
2  It was as brilliantly polished as the one below, but here at least she could burn a few papers with less risk of incurring her aunt's disapproval.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
3  This glimpse of his inner mind seemed to present the whole transaction in a new aspect, and she saw that the essential baseness of the act lay in its freedom from risk.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
4  She believed in the sincerity of her friend's affection, though it sometimes showed itself in self-interested ways, and she shrank with peculiar reluctance from any risk of estranging it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
5  She had feared at the last moment that she was risking too much in dispensing with the advantages of a more sumptuous setting, and the completeness of her triumph gave her an intoxicating sense of recovered power.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
6  All her life Lily had seen money go out as quickly as it came in, and whatever theories she cultivated as to the prudence of setting aside a part of her gains, she had unhappily no saving vision of the risks of the opposite course.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
7  To do so might be to provoke a scene; and a scene, in the shaken state of Mrs. Peniston's nerves, with the effects of her dinner not worn off, and her mind still tremulous with new impressions, was a risk she deemed it her duty to avoid.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
8  The colour burned in Lily's face as he ended; there was no mistaking the point he meant to make, and to permit it to pass unheeded was a fatal confession of weakness, while to resent it too openly was to risk offending him at a perilous moment.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
9  Nevertheless, the fact that the correspondence had been allowed to fall into strange hands would convict Selden of negligence in a matter where the world holds it least pardonable; and there were graver risks to consider where a man of Dorset's ticklish balance was concerned.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
10  Once or twice of late she had won a large sum, and instead of keeping it against future losses, had spent it in dress or jewelry; and the desire to atone for this imprudence, combined with the increasing exhilaration of the game, drove her to risk higher stakes at each fresh venture.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
11  She understood only that her modest investments were to be mysteriously multiplied without risk to herself; and the assurance that this miracle would take place within a short time, that there would be no tedious interval for suspense and reaction, relieved her of her lingering scruples.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7