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1  Lily had no intention of taking advantage of her aunt's good nature.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
2  The result of her meditations was the decision to join her aunt at Richfield.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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3  Her relation with her aunt was as superficial as that of chance lodgers who pass on the stairs.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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4  My aunt is full of copy-book axioms, but they were all meant to apply to conduct in the early fifties.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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5  Lily had abundant energy of her own, but it was restricted by the necessity of adapting herself to her aunt's habits.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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6  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
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7  Miss Bart was turning to carry the letters upstairs when she heard the opening of the outer door, and her aunt entered the drawing-room.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
8  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
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9  In the evening also Lily found herself alone, for her aunt, who rarely dined out, had responded to the summons of a Van Alstyne cousin who was passing through town.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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10  She leaned back, sipping her tea with an air so enchantingly judicial that, if they had been in her aunt's drawing-room, he might almost have tried to disprove her deduction.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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11  Miss Bart had received one or two notes from Judy Trenor, reproaching her for not returning to Bellomont; but she replied evasively, alleging the obligation to remain with her aunt.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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12  I am almost entirely dependent on my aunt, and though she is very kind to me she makes me no regular allowance, and lately I've lost money at cards, and I don't dare tell her about it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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13  But dinginess is a quality which assumes all manner of disguises; and Lily soon found that it was as latent in the expensive routine of her aunt's life as in the makeshift existence of a continental pension.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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14  She had fancied at first that it would be easy to draw her aunt into the whirl of her own activities, but there was a static force in Mrs. Peniston against which her niece's efforts spent themselves in vain.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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15  Her aunt's words had told her nothing new; but they had revived the vision of Bertha Dorset, smiling, flattered, victorious, holding her up to ridicule by insinuations intelligible to every member of their little group.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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16  Even the desolating dulness of New York in October, and the soapy discomforts of Mrs. Peniston's interior, seemed preferable to what might await her at Bellomont; and with an air of heroic devotion she announced her intention of remaining with her aunt till the holidays.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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17  Lily, to whom family reunions were occasions of unalloyed dulness, had persuaded her aunt that a dinner of "smart" people would be much more to the taste of the young couple, and Mrs. Peniston, who leaned helplessly on her niece in social matters, had been prevailed upon to pronounce Grace's exile.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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