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1  No; very few of the historians can afford to buy them.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
2  She knew she could not afford it, and she was afraid of acquiring so expensive a taste.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
3  Well, I can't afford to be sick again, that's a fact: the last spell nearly finished me.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
4  I really think, mother," she said reproachfully, "we might afford a few fresh flowers for luncheon.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
5  Thus adjured, Lily turned her eyes on the spectacle which was affording Mr. Dorset such legitimate mirth.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
6  It might have afforded him some consolation could he have known that Miss Bart had really meant to go to church.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
7  The mere fact that they thus showed themselves together, with the utmost openness the place afforded, seemed to declare beyond a doubt that their differences were composed.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
8  But he was prompt to perceive that the general dulness of the season afforded him an unusual opportunity to shine, and he set about with patient industry to form a background for his growing glory.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
9  In fact I can't afford any of the things my friends do, and I am afraid Judy often thinks me a bore because I don't play cards any longer, and because I am not as smartly dressed as the other women.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
10  Mrs. Gormer, among the rest, was not above seizing such an occasion for the display of herself and her horses; and Lily was given one or two opportunities of appearing at her friend's side in the most conspicuous box the house afforded.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
11  Lily's failure to profit by the chances already afforded her might, moreover, have justified the abandonment of farther effort on her behalf; but Mrs. Fisher's inexhaustible good-nature made her an adept at creating artificial demands in response to an actual supply.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
12  Judy knew it must be "horrid" for poor Lily to have to stop to consider whether she could afford real lace on her petticoats, and not to have a motor-car and a steam-yacht at her orders; but the daily friction of unpaid bills, the daily nibble of small temptations to expenditure, were trials as far out of her experience as the domestic problems of the char-woman.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
13  The huge Van Alstyne house and its rambling dependencies were packed to their fullest capacity with the Gormers' week-end guests, who now, in the radiance of the Sunday forenoon, were dispersing themselves over the grounds in quest of the various distractions the place afforded: distractions ranging from tennis-courts to shooting-galleries, from bridge and whiskey within doors to motors and steam-launches without.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5