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1  For a long time she had refused to play bridge.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
2  His light tone, in which, had her nerves been steadier, she would have recognized the mere effort to bridge over an awkward moment, jarred on her passionate desire to be understood.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
3  She could not remain at Bellomont without playing bridge, and being involved in other expenses; and to continue her usual series of autumn visits would merely prolong the same difficulties.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
4  This tallied with the assurance, also confidentially imparted, that, never having played bridge before, she had been "dragged into it" on the night of her arrival, and had lost an appalling amount of money in consequence of her ignorance of the game and of the rules of betting.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
5  Since then he had developed a taste for Mrs. Fisher and bridge, and the latter at least had involved him in expenses from which he had been more than once rescued by harassed maiden sisters, who treasured the sonnets, and went without sugar in their tea to keep their darling afloat.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
6  The result was apt to be an irreducible combination of persons having no other quality in common than their abstinence from bridge, and the antagonisms developed in a group lacking the one taste which might have amalgamated them, were in this case aggravated by bad weather, and by the ill-concealed boredom of their host and hostess.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
7  The huge Van Alstyne house and its rambling dependencies were packed to their fullest capacity with the Gormers' week-end guests, who now, in the radiance of the Sunday forenoon, were dispersing themselves over the grounds in quest of the various distractions the place afforded: distractions ranging from tennis-courts to shooting-galleries, from bridge and whiskey within doors to motors and steam-launches without.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5