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1  "If you owe Celeste another thousand, she may send me her account," she added, as though to end the discussion at any cost.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
2  She had it straight from Julia Melson that they cost three hundred dollars apiece at Celeste's, but she says they didn't look it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
3  She saw that at all costs she must keep Mrs. Peniston's favour till, as Mrs. Bart would have phrased it, she could stand on her own legs.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
4  These were the only traces of luxury, of that clinging to the minute observance of personal seemliness, which showed what her other renunciations must have cost.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
5  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
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
6  Still Lily did not speak, and he continued, warming with his theme: "Tell you what it is, though, that kind of woman costs more than all the rest of 'em put together.'"
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
7  The unusual harshness of his tone might have shown her how much the words cost him; but she was in no state to measure his feelings while her own were in a flame of revolt.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
8  Even the immediate one of letting Trenor, as they drove homeward, lean a little nearer and rest his hand reassuringly on hers, cost her only a momentary shiver of reluctance.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
9  He had a confused sense that she must have cost a great deal to make, that a great many dull and ugly people must, in some mysterious way, have been sacrificed to produce her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
10  Gerty had the feeling that he measured the cost of her request as plainly as she read the significance of his reply; and the sense of all that was suddenly clear between them made her next words easier to find.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
11  The Horse Show, some two weeks earlier, had produced a passing semblance of reanimation, filling the theatres and restaurants with a human display of the same costly and high-stepping kind as circled daily about its ring.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
12  She could still imagine an ideal state of existence in which, all else being superadded, intercourse with Selden might be the last touch of luxury; but in the world as it was, such a privilege was likely to cost more than it was worth.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
13  He was a coarse dull man who, under all his show of authority, was a mere supernumerary in the costly show for which his money paid: surely, to a clever girl, it would be easy to hold him by his vanity, and so keep the obligation on his side.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
14  This impulse was reinforced by the reflection that if she had married Gryce she would have been surrounded by flattery and approval, whereas, having refused to sacrifice herself to expediency, she was left to bear the whole cost of her resistance.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
15  She was realizing for the first time that a woman's dignity may cost more to keep up than her carriage; and that the maintenance of a moral attribute should be dependent on dollars and cents, made the world appear a more sordid place than she had conceived it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
16  It was all the more agreeable to find that this reasonableness was maintained only at the cost of not seeing her; but, though nothing in life was as sweet as the sense of her power over him, she saw the danger of allowing the episode of the previous night to have a sequel.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13