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1  Miss Bart received this with increasing amusement.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
2  Selden had watched her manoeuvres with lazy amusement.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
3  Lily was acutely aware of her own part in this drama of innuendo: she knew the exact quality of the amusement the situation evoked.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
4  Selden glanced at her with amusement: it was impossible, even with her lovely eyes imploring him, to take a sentimental view of her case.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
5  He had carried his cup to the fireplace, and stood leaning against the chimney-piece and looking down on her with an air of indolent amusement.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
6  Hitherto he had found, in her presence and her talk, the aesthetic amusement which a reflective man is apt to seek in desultory intercourse with pretty women.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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7  Dorset was as difficult to amuse as a savage; but even his self-engrossment was not proof against Lily's arts, or rather these were especially adapted to soothe an uneasy egoism.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
8  She was taking her way churchward, but at no very quick pace; a fact not lost on one of her observers, who stood in the doorway looking after her with an air of puzzled amusement.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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9  Her hopes were mainly centred on Mrs. Trenor, who had treasures of easy-going tolerance for those who were amusing or useful to her, and in the noisy rush of whose existence the still small voice of detraction was slow to make itself heard.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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10  The collective nature of her interests exempted her from the ordinary rivalries of her sex, and she knew no more personal emotion than that of hatred for the woman who presumed to give bigger dinners or have more amusing house-parties than herself.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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11  When she ceased to amuse Judy Trenor and her friends she would have to fall back on amusing Mrs. Peniston; whichever way she looked she saw only a future of servitude to the whims of others, never the possibility of asserting her own eager individuality.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
12  When she ceased to amuse Judy Trenor and her friends she would have to fall back on amusing Mrs. Peniston; whichever way she looked she saw only a future of servitude to the whims of others, never the possibility of asserting her own eager individuality.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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13  The fact that the money freed her temporarily from all minor obligations obscured her sense of the greater one it represented, and having never before known what it was to command so large a sum, she lingered delectably over the amusement of spending it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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14  There were just enough people left in the long suite of rooms to make their progress conspicuous, and Lily was aware of being followed by looks of amusement and interrogation, which glanced off as harmlessly from her indifference as from her companion's self-satisfaction.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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15  As she exhausted the amusement of spending the money these complications became more pressing, and Lily, whose mind could be severely logical in tracing the causes of her ill-luck to others, justified herself by the thought that she owed all her troubles to the enmity of Bertha Dorset.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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16  Welcomed into their group, and made the confidant of their difficulty, Selden learned with amusement that there were several places where one might miss something by not lunching, or forfeit something by lunching; so that eating actually became a minor consideration on the very spot consecrated to its rites.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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17  There she had been sorely tempted to linger on in a society which asked of her only to amuse and charm it, without enquiring too curiously how she had acquired her gift for doing so; but Selden, before they parted, had pressed on her the urgent need of returning at once to her aunt, and Lord Hubert, when he presently reappeared in London, abounded in the same counsel.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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