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1  Mrs. Hatch showed from the first an almost touching desire for Lily's approval.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
2  The throng in the room had increased, and she felt a desire for space and fresh air.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
3  That's the next stage: the desire to imply that one has been to Europe, and has a standard.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
4  The revelation of this suddenly-established intimacy effectually chilled his desire to see her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
5  But I should be selfish and ungrateful if I made that a reason for accepting all you offer, with no better return to make than the desire to be free from my anxieties.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
6  She was fond of pictures and flowers, and of sentimental fiction, and she could not help thinking that the possession of such tastes ennobled her desire for worldly advantages.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
7  It did not occur to her that Selden might have been actuated merely by the desire to spend a Sunday out of town: women never learn to dispense with the sentimental motive in their judgments of men.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
8  The latter, indeed, was still moved by the irresistible desire to discuss his wrong; but, though he revolved about it with the same forlorn tenacity, Selden was aware that something always restrained him from full expression.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
9  The only difficulty was to introduce the topic and to keep it to the front; most people showed no desire to have their ignorance dispelled, and Mr. Gryce was like a merchant whose warehouses are crammed with an unmarketable commodity.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
10  She had supplemented her first gift by personal assistance to one or two of Miss Farish's most appealing subjects, and the admiration and interest her presence excited among the tired workers at the club ministered in a new form to her insatiable desire to please.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
11  Whether, in the present instance, safety for either lay in repairing so damaged a tie, it was no business of his to consider: he had only, on general principles, to think of averting a scandal, and his desire to avert it was increased by his fear of its involving Miss Bart.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
12  For a while she had been sustained by this desire for privacy and independence; but now, perhaps from increasing physical weariness, the lassitude brought about by hours of unwonted confinement, she was beginning to feel acutely the ugliness and discomfort of her surroundings.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
13  Once or twice of late she had won a large sum, and instead of keeping it against future losses, had spent it in dress or jewelry; and the desire to atone for this imprudence, combined with the increasing exhilaration of the game, drove her to risk higher stakes at each fresh venture.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
14  Feeling no desire for the self-communion which awaited her in her room, she lingered on the broad stairway, looking down into the hall below, where the last card-players were grouped about the tray of tall glasses and silver-collared decanters which the butler had just placed on a low table near the fire.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
15  Lily had no desire that they should recognize any social difference in her; but she had hoped to be received as their equal, and perhaps before long to show herself their superior by a special deftness of touch, and it was humiliating to find that, after two months of drudgery, she still betrayed her lack of early training.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
16  Tonight, however, he knew that, sooner or later, he should find himself at her side; and though he let the dispersing crowd drift him whither it would, without making an immediate effort to reach her, his procrastination was not due to any lingering resistance, but to the desire to luxuriate a moment in the sense of complete surrender.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
17  She saw that the whole weary work of rehabilitation must begin again, and against far greater odds, if Bertha Dorset should succeed in breaking up her friendship with the Gormers; and her longing for shelter and security was intensified by the passionate desire to triumph over Bertha, as only wealth and predominance could triumph over her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
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