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1  Mere display left her with a sense of superior distinction; but she felt an affinity to all the subtler manifestations of wealth.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
2  She had been willing from the first to employ Lily in the show-room: as a displayer of hats, a fashionable beauty might be a valuable asset.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
3  But keenest of all was the exhilaration of displaying her own beauty under a new aspect: of showing that her loveliness was no mere fixed quality, but an element shaping all emotions to fresh forms of grace.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
4  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
5  She had, however, the fault common to enthusiasts of ignoring any slackness of response on the part of her hearers, and Lily was amused by her unconsciousness of the resistance displayed in every angle of Mr. Gryce's attitude.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
6  She had taken the girl simply because no one else would have her, and because she had the kind of moral MAUVAISE HONTE which makes the public display of selfishness difficult, though it does not interfere with its private indulgence.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
7  Mrs. Gormer, among the rest, was not above seizing such an occasion for the display of herself and her horses; and Lily was given one or two opportunities of appearing at her friend's side in the most conspicuous box the house afforded.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
8  Mr. Simon Rosedale was a man who made it his business to know everything about every one, whose idea of showing himself to be at home in society was to display an inconvenient familiarity with the habits of those with whom he wished to be thought intimate.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
9  Their recently built house, whatever it might lack as a frame for domesticity, was almost as well-designed for the display of a festal assemblage as one of those airy pleasure-halls which the Italian architects improvised to set off the hospitality of princes.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
10  He knew only that he had never seen Lily look smarter in her life, that there wasn't a woman in the house who showed off good clothes as she did, and that hitherto he, to whom she owed the opportunity of making this display, had reaped no return beyond that of gazing at her in company with several hundred other pairs of eyes.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10