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1  Ah, I see; I might have known you were fully provided with alternatives.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
2  Mrs. Bry, to Mrs. Fisher's despair, had not progressed beyond the point of weighing her social alternatives in public.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
3  Meanwhile, as October advanced she had to face the alternative of returning to the Trenors or joining her aunt in town.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
4  The worst of it was that, in interpreting Miss Bart's state of mind, so many alternative readings were possible; and one of these, in Selden's troubled mind, took the ugly form suggested by Mrs. Fisher.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
5  What he could not accept, in his own case, was the makeshift alternative of a relation that should be less than this: that should leave some portions of his nature unsatisfied, while it put an undue strain on others.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
6  Yesterday her fancy had fluttered free pinions above a choice of occupations; now she had to drop to the level of the familiar routine, in which moments of seeming brilliancy and freedom alternated with long hours of subjection.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
7  There, while the Brys hovered within over the last agitating alternatives of the MENU, he kept watch for the guests from the Sabrina, who at length rose on the horizon in company with the Duchess, Lord and Lady Skiddaw and the Stepneys.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
8  It was bitter enough for Lily to ask a favour of Grace Stepney, but the alternative was bitterer still; and one morning she presented herself at Mrs. Peniston's, where Grace, for the facilitation of her pious task, had taken up a provisional abode.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 4
9  It would be difficult to follow her there, and still more difficult, should he do so, to contrive the opportunity for a private word; and he had almost decided on the unsatisfactory alternative of writing, when the ceaseless diorama of the square suddenly unrolled before him the figures of Lord Hubert and Mrs. Bry.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3