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1  Lily drew away with a movement of quick disdain: it was easier to endure his insolence than his commiseration.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
2  Neither one of the couple cared for money, but their disdain of it took the form of always spending a little more than was prudent.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
3  "Don't let us speak of it: I was very sorry for you," she said, with a tinge of disdain which, as she instantly perceived, was not lost on him.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
4  It was her exquisite inaccessibleness, the sense of distance she could convey without a hint of disdain, that made it most difficult for him to give her up.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
5  She returned his profound bow with a slight nod, made more disdainful by the sense of Selden's surprise that she should number Rosedale among her acquaintances.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
6  Her enjoyment of her surroundings was, indeed, tinged by the unpleasant consideration that she was accepting the hospitality and courting the approval of people she had disdained under other conditions.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
7  The faint disdain of her smile seemed to lift her high above her antagonist's reach, and it was not till she had given Mrs. Dorset the full measure of the distance between them that she turned and extended her hand to her hostess.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
8  He had figured once or twice at the Trenor dinners, and had learned to speak with just the right note of disdain of the big Van Osburgh crushes; and all he now needed was a wife whose affiliations would shorten the last tedious steps of his ascent.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
9  In Miss Bart's world the Horse Show, and the public it attracted, had ostensibly come to be classed among the spectacles disdained of the elect; but, as the feudal lord might sally forth to join in the dance on his village green, so society, unofficially and incidentally, still condescended to look in upon the scene.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
10  Mrs. Peniston's genuine incredulity enabled her to dismiss Miss Stepney with a disdain which boded ill for that lady's prospect of succeeding to the black brocade; but minds impenetrable to reason have generally some crack through which suspicion filters, and her visitor's insinuations did not glide off as easily as she had expected.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11