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1  I'm so tired of the TERRASSE: it's as dull as one of mother's dinners.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
2  She was aware that she had Lily to thank for it; and dull resentment was turned to active animosity.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
3  She had reached a point where abrupt retrenchment was necessary, and the only cheap life was a dull life.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
4  That very afternoon they had seemed full of brilliant qualities; now she saw that they were merely dull in a loud way.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
5  Her face looked sallow and swollen in the dreary light, and her dull hair shaded imperceptibly into the tones of her skin.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
6  Mrs. Fisher's measures had been well-taken, and society, surprised in a dull moment, succumbed to the temptation of Mrs. Bry's hospitality.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
7  He had the dull man's unexpected flashes of astuteness, and Lily could not help joining in the laugh with which he had pounced on the truth.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
8  He had a confused sense that she must have cost a great deal to make, that a great many dull and ugly people must, in some mysterious way, have been sacrificed to produce her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
9  The future stretched before her dull and bare as the deserted length of Fifth Avenue, and opportunities showed as meagrely as the few cabs trailing in quest of fares that did not come.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
10  They appeared, therefore, punctual and resigned, with the air of people bound for a dull "At Home," and after them Hilda and Muriel straggled, yawning and pinning each other's veils and ribbons as they came.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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11  Lily smiled: she knew that Selden had always been kind to his dull cousin, and she had sometimes wondered why he wasted so much time in such an unremunerative manner; but now the thought gave her a vague pleasure.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
12  Mrs. Trenor was still at Bellomont, keeping the town-house open, and descending on it now and then for a taste of the world, but preferring the recurrent excitement of week-end parties to the restrictions of a dull season.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
13  But he enjoyed spectacular effects, and was not insensible to the part money plays in their production: all he asked was that the very rich should live up to their calling as stage-managers, and not spend their money in a dull way.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
14  He was a coarse dull man who, under all his show of authority, was a mere supernumerary in the costly show for which his money paid: surely, to a clever girl, it would be easy to hold him by his vanity, and so keep the obligation on his side.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
15  It was in just such company, the fine flower and complete expression of the state she aspired to, that the differences came out with special poignancy, her grace cheapening the other women's smartness as her finely-discriminated silences made their chatter dull.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
16  Her vivid head, relieved against the dull tints of the crowd, made her more conspicuous than in a ball-room, and under her dark hat and veil she regained the girlish smoothness, the purity of tint, that she was beginning to lose after eleven years of late hours and indefatigable dancing.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
17  Their own faces were sallow with the unwholesomeness of hot air and sedentary toil, rather than with any actual signs of want: they were employed in a fashionable millinery establishment, and were fairly well clothed and well paid; but the youngest among them was as dull and colourless as the middle-aged.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
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