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1  She had no umbrella and the moisture quickly penetrated her thin spring dress.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
2  Lily could not eat; but the tea strengthened her to rise and dress under her maid's searching gaze.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
3  You're very kind, Judy: I'll lock up my cigarettes and wear that last year's dress you sent me this morning.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
4  At five o'clock she rose, unlocked her trunk, and took out a sealed packet which she slipped into the bosom of her dress.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
5  She steadied herself with a laugh and drew back; but he was enveloped in the scent of her dress, and his shoulder had felt her fugitive touch.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
6  A small spark was enough to kindle Lily's imagination, and the sight of the grey dress and the borrowed prayer-book flashed a long light down the years.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
7  In the cold slant of light reflected from the back wall of a neighbouring building, she saw her evening dress and opera cloak lying in a tawdry heap on a chair.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
8  A rustle of weeds and quick turning of heads hailed the opening of the door, and Lily Bart appeared, tall and noble in her black dress, with Gerty Farish at her side.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 4
9  Her dramatic instinct was roused by the choice of subjects, and the gorgeous reproductions of historic dress stirred an imagination which only visual impressions could reach.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
10  There was but one bed in the little flat, and the two girls lay down on it side by side when Gerty had unlaced Lily's dress and persuaded her to put her lips to the warm tea.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
11  It seemed to her natural that Lily should spend all her money on dress, and she supplemented the girl's scanty income by occasional "handsome presents" meant to be applied to the same purpose.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
12  During the interlude of music which succeeded the TABLEAUX, the actors had seated themselves here and there in the audience, diversifying its conventional appearance by the varied picturesqueness of their dress.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
13  These, for the moment, took the shape of assuming a dress somewhat more rustic and summerlike in style than the garment she had first selected, and rustling downstairs, sunshade in hand, with the disengaged air of a lady in quest of exercise.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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14  To Lily, always inspirited by the prospect of showing her beauty in public, and conscious tonight of all the added enhancements of dress, the insistency of Trenor's gaze merged itself in the general stream of admiring looks of which she felt herself the centre.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
15  It was a keen satisfaction to feel that, for a few months at least, she would be independent of her friends' bounty, that she could show herself abroad without wondering whether some penetrating eye would detect in her dress the traces of Judy Trenor's refurbished splendour.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
16  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
17  This did not preclude the immediate discovery that she was some years younger than her visitor, and that under her showiness, her ease, the aggression of her dress and voice, there persisted that ineradicable innocence which, in ladies of her nationality, so curiously coexists with startling extremes of experience.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
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