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1  There was no date, but the blackness of the ink proved the writing to be comparatively recent.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
2  They were always black and tightly fitting, with an expensive glitter: she was the kind of woman who wore jet at breakfast.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
3  It was as though a cold air had dispersed the fumes of his libations, and the situation loomed before him black and naked as the ruins of a fire.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
4  Lily had never seen her when she was not cuirassed in shining black, with small tight boots, and an air of being packed and ready to start; yet she never started.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
5  There were in her at the moment two beings, one drawing deep breaths of freedom and exhilaration, the other gasping for air in a little black prison-house of fears.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
6  A rustle of weeds and quick turning of heads hailed the opening of the door, and Lily Bart appeared, tall and noble in her black dress, with Gerty Farish at her side.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 4
7  She felt that the moment was tremendous, and remembered suddenly that Mrs. Peniston's black brocade, with the cut jet fringe, would have been hers at the end of the season.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
8  Suddenly they heard a remote sound, like the hum of a giant insect, and following the high-road, which wound whiter through the surrounding twilight, a black object rushed across their vision.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
9  She revolted from the complacent ugliness of Mrs. Peniston's black walnut, from the slippery gloss of the vestibule tiles, and the mingled odour of sapolio and furniture-polish that met her at the door.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
10  As she did so, he noted, with a purely impersonal enjoyment, how evenly the black lashes were set in her smooth white lids, and how the purplish shade beneath them melted into the pure pallour of the cheek.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
11  At the same moment a hansom halted at the curb-stone, and one of the figures floated down to it in a haze of evening draperies; while the other, black and bulky, remained persistently projected against the light.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
12  The two ladies went upstairs to the sitting-room, where Mrs. Peniston seated herself in her black satin arm-chair tufted with yellow buttons, beside a bead-work table bearing a bronze box with a miniature of Beatrice Cenci in the lid.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
13  The monumental wardrobe and bedstead of black walnut had migrated from Mr. Peniston's bedroom, and the magenta "flock" wall-paper, of a pattern dear to the early 'sixties, was hung with large steel engravings of an anecdotic character.'
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
14  As complete darkness fell on the square the lingering occupants of the benches rose and dispersed; but now and then a stray figure, hurrying homeward, struck across the path where Lily sat, looming black for a moment in the white circle of electric light.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
15  He reddened slowly, shifting from one foot to the other, fingered the plump black pearl in his tie, and gave a nervous twist to his moustache; then, running his eye over her, he drew back, and said, with a side-glance at Selden: "Upon my soul, I never saw a more ripping get-up."
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
16  Mrs. Peniston's genuine incredulity enabled her to dismiss Miss Stepney with a disdain which boded ill for that lady's prospect of succeeding to the black brocade; but minds impenetrable to reason have generally some crack through which suspicion filters, and her visitor's insinuations did not glide off as easily as she had expected.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
17  A brilliant Miss Smedden from Brooklyn showed to perfection the sumptuous curves of Titian's Daughter, lifting her gold salver laden with grapes above the harmonizing gold of rippled hair and rich brocade, and a young Mrs. Van Alstyne, who showed the frailer Dutch type, with high blue-veined forehead and pale eyes and lashes, made a characteristic Vandyck, in black satin, against a curtained archway.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
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