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1  The satisfaction derived from this act was all that the most ardent moralist could have desired.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
2  If he had spared her that she could have drowned quietly, welcoming the dark flood as it submerged her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
3  For there was no mistaking the definite intention behind his vague appeal; she could have filled up the blanks without the help of Mrs. Fisher's insinuations.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
4  She was smaller and thinner than Lily Bart, with a restless pliability of pose, as if she could have been crumpled up and run through a ring, like the sinuous draperies she affected.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
5  No one, for instance, could have made a more typical Goya than Carry Fisher, with her short dark-skinned face, the exaggerated glow of her eyes, the provocation of her frankly-painted smile.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
6  The situation between them was one which could have been cleared up only by a sudden explosion of feeling; and their whole training and habit of mind were against the chances of such an explosion.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
7  Nothing could have been less consonant with Selden's mood than Van Alstyne's after-dinner aphorisms, but as long as the latter confined himself to generalities his listener's nerves were in control.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
8  No one could have kept a more accurate record of social fluctuations, or have put a more unerring finger on the distinguishing features of each season: its dulness, its extravagance, its lack of balls or excess of divorces.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
9  But even if Miss Bart, after her renewed taste of the amenities of life, could have returned to the barrenness of a New York August, mitigated only by poor Gerty's presence, her worldly wisdom would have counselled her against such an act of abnegation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
10  Miss Bart had in fact been treading a devious way, and none of her critics could have been more alive to the fact than herself; but she had a fatalistic sense of being drawn from one wrong turning to another, without ever perceiving the right road till it was too late to take it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
11  If she could have performed any little services for him, or have exchanged with him a few of those affecting words which an extensive perusal of fiction had led her to connect with such occasions, the filial instinct might have stirred in her; but her pity, finding no active expression, remained in a state of spectatorship, overshadowed by her mother's grim unflagging resentment.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3