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1  That's the next stage: the desire to imply that one has been to Europe, and has a standard.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
2  And she had a shamed recollection of the way in which, a few hours since, she had felt the centripetal force of their standards.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
3  But the deeper affinity was unmistakable: the two had the same prejudices and ideals, and the same quality of making other standards non-existent by ignoring them.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
4  Ten months earlier the amount it stood for had represented the depths of penury; but her standard of values had changed in the interval, and now visions of wealth lurked in every flourish of the pen.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
5  The disgusting part of it was that many of these cousins were rich, so that Lily imbibed the idea that if people lived like pigs it was from choice, and through the lack of any proper standard of conduct.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
6  Already she felt within her a stealing allegiance to their standards, an acceptance of their limitations, a disbelief in the things they did not believe in, a contemptuous pity for the people who were not able to live as they lived.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
7  But this lingering semblance of intimacy made her only the more conscious of a change in the relation between Mattie and herself, of a dawning discrimination, a gradually formed social standard, emerging from Mrs. Gormer's chaotic view of life.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8