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1  They turned into Madison Avenue and began to stroll northward.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
2  She began to undress without ringing for her maid, whom she had sent to bed.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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3  "Well, here we are, in for another six months of caterwauling," he began complainingly.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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4  Lily started from her attitude of absorption; her smile faded and she began to move toward the lane.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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5  She began to saunter about the room, examining the bookshelves between the puffs of her cigarette-smoke.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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6  Miss Stepney, when her first fright had subsided, began to feel the superiority that greater breadth of mind confers.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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7  She began to cut the pages of a novel, tranquilly studying her prey through downcast lashes while she organized a method of attack.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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8  At the thought her spirits began to rise: it was characteristic of her that one trifling piece of good fortune should give wings to all her hopes.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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9  I was only saying," Lily began, "that I hate to see faded flowers at luncheon; and mother says a bunch of lilies-of-the-valley would not cost more than twelve dollars.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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10  You can fancy the scandal: there was an awful row between the men, and people began to look at Lily so queerly that Mrs. Peniston had to pack up and finish her cure elsewhere.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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11  Higher up, the lane showed thickening tufts of fern and of the creeping glossy verdure of shaded slopes; trees began to overhang it, and the shade deepened to the checkered dusk of a beech-grove.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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12  The "points" she had had the presence of mind to glean from Selden, in anticipation of this very contingency, were serving her to such good purpose that she began to think her visit to him had been the luckiest incident of the day.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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13  But he could never be long with her without trying to find a reason for what she was doing, and as she replaced his first edition of La Bruyere and turned away from the bookcases, he began to ask himself what she had been driving at.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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14  When the Dorsets turned up here six weeks ago, and everybody began to make a fuss about Lily Bart, I could see Louisa thought that if she'd had Lily in tow instead of me she would have been hob-nobbing with all the royalties by this time.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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15  She had refrained from touching it because it was a last resource, and she had relied on other arts to stimulate other sensations; but as a settled look of dulness began to creep over his candid features, she saw that extreme measures were necessary.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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16  It was true that, during the last three or four weeks, she had absented herself from Bellomont on the pretext of having other visits to pay; but she now began to feel that the reckoning she had thus contrived to evade had rolled up interest in the interval.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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17  When an urgent case summoned him abroad to confer with a client in Paris, he broke reluctantly with the routine of the office; and it was only now that, having despatched his business, and slipped away for a week in the south, he began to feel the renewed zest of spectatorship that is the solace of those who take an objective interest in life.
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