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1  He left Lily to a passion of disgust and fear.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
2  The eyes she turned on him showed a quick gleam of her former fear.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
3  Lily was throbbing with fear, but the insinuation fortified her resistance.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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4  She stirred suddenly, broke from her apathy, and clung to Gerty in a fresh burst of fear.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
5  Mrs. Peniston thought the country lonely and trees damp, and cherished a vague fear of meeting a bull.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
6  A chill of fear passed over Miss Bart: a sense of remembered treachery that was like the gleam of a knife in the dusk.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
7  As she sat, on the Saturday afternoon, on the terrace at Bellomont, she smiled at Mrs. Trenor's fear that she might go too fast.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
8  Sometimes she thought it was because Mrs. Peniston had been too passive, and again she feared it was because she herself had not been passive enough.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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9  "I've got a few new things," he said, suffused with pleasure, but lowering his voice as though he feared his fellow-passengers might be in league to despoil him.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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10  Her danger lay, as she knew, in her old incurable dread of discomfort and poverty; in the fear of that mounting tide of dinginess against which her mother had so passionately warned her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
11  It left him, collapsed and breathing heavily, to an apathy so deep and prolonged that Lily almost feared the passers-by would think it the result of a seizure, and stop to offer their aid.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
12  She did not wish to see him again, not because she feared his influence, but because his presence always had the effect of cheapening her aspirations, of throwing her whole world out of focus.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
13  For a clever man it was certainly a stupid beginning; and the idea that his awkwardness was due to the fear of her attaching a personal significance to his visit, chilled her pleasure in seeing him.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
14  She had feared at the last moment that she was risking too much in dispensing with the advantages of a more sumptuous setting, and the completeness of her triumph gave her an intoxicating sense of recovered power.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
15  The mere touch of the packet thrilled her tired nerves with the delicious promise of a night of sleep, and in the reaction from her momentary fear she felt as if the first fumes of drowsiness were already stealing over her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
16  Selden sat down beside her, waiting for her to speak, fearful lest any word he chose should touch too roughly on her wound, and kept also from free utterance by the wretched doubt which had slowly renewed itself within him.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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17  Lily herself knew that his mind was divided between the dread of catching cold if he remained out of doors too long at that hour, and the fear that, if he retreated to the house, Mrs. Fisher might follow him up with a paper to be signed.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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18  At any rate, she felt herself so completely in command of the situation that she yielded to a sense of security in which all fear of Mr. Rosedale, and of the difficulties on which that fear was contingent, vanished beyond the edge of thought.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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19  The memory of Mrs. Fisher's hints, and the corroboration of his own impressions, while they deepened his pity also increased his constraint, since, whichever way he sought a free outlet for sympathy, it was blocked by the fear of committing a blunder.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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20  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