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1  Mr. Gryce's sensations, if less definite, were equally agreeable.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
2  With so much time to talk, and no definite object to be led up to, she could taste the rare joys of mental vagrancy.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
3  In reality, her thoughts were finding definite utterance in the tranquil recapitulation of the blessings in store for her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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4  Her intentions in short had never been more definite; but poor Lily, for all the hard glaze of her exterior, was inwardly as malleable as wax.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
5  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
6  Any definite situation would be more tolerable than this buffeting of chances, which kept her in an attitude of uneasy alertness toward every possibility of life.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
7  Her gesture seemed to show a definite intention of dismissal, but her companion had tossed a bill to the waiter, and was slipping his short arms into his expensive overcoat.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
8  She had come to him with no definite purpose; the mere longing to see him had directed her; but the secret hope she had carried with her suddenly revealed itself in its death-pang.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
9  Regina's work-room knew to whom the headgear in her hands was destined, and had her opinion of its future wearer, and a definite knowledge of the latter's place in the social system.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
10  One of the surprises of her unoccupied state was the discovery that time, when it is left to itself and no definite demands are made on it, cannot be trusted to move at any recognized pace.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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11  She stood apart from the crowd, letting it drift by her to the platform or the street, and wearing an air of irresolution which might, as he surmised, be the mask of a very definite purpose.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
12  Her loudly affirmed pleasure at seeing Miss Bart took the form of a nebulous generalization, which included neither enquiries as to her future nor the expression of a definite wish to see her again.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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13  It was true that she meant to use the accident of his presence as part of a very definite effect; or that, at least, was the secret pretext she had found for breaking her promise to walk with Mr. Gryce.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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14  This ceremony was drawn out and complicated by the fact that it involved, on the part of the Duchess and Lady Skiddaw, definite farewells, and pledges of speedy reunion in Paris, where they were to pause and replenish their wardrobes on the way to England.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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15  His real detachment from her had taken place, not at the lurid moment of disenchantment, but now, in the sober after-light of discrimination, where he saw her definitely divided from him by the crudeness of a choice which seemed to deny the very differences he felt in her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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16  Through this atmosphere of torrid splendour moved wan beings as richly upholstered as the furniture, beings without definite pursuits or permanent relations, who drifted on a languid tide of curiosity from restaurant to concert-hall, from palm-garden to music-room, from "art exhibit" to dress-maker's opening.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
17  No definite hours were kept; no fixed obligations existed: night and day flowed into one another in a blur of confused and retarded engagements, so that one had the impression of lunching at the tea-hour, while dinner was often merged in the noisy after-theatre supper which prolonged Mrs. Hatch's vigil till daylight.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
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