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1  And besides, she is free and I am not.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
2  She felt so free from ulterior motives that she took up his charge with a touch of resentment.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
3  She would be free forever from the shifts, the expedients, the humiliations of the relatively poor.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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4  She was familiar enough with the habits of Bellomont to know that she was likely to have a free field till luncheon.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
5  We married men have to put up with what we can get: all the prizes are for the clever chaps who've kept a free foot.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
6  On these points Selden could gain no light; for he saw that one effect of the transformation had been to shut him off from free communion with Dorset.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
7  The landscape outspread below her seemed an enlargement of her present mood, and she found something of herself in its calmness, its breadth, its long free reaches.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
8  But I should be selfish and ungrateful if I made that a reason for accepting all you offer, with no better return to make than the desire to be free from my anxieties.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
9  He had meant to keep free from permanent ties, not from any poverty of feeling, but because, in a different way, he was, as much as Lily, the victim of his environment.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
10  But gradually the captive's gasps grew fainter, or the other paid less heed to them: the horizon expanded, the air grew stronger, and the free spirit quivered for flight.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
11  The case which had called him to Albany was not complicated enough to absorb all his attention, and he had the professional faculty of keeping a part of his mind free when its services were not needed.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
12  The system might at first necessitate a resort to some of the very shifts and expedients from which she intended it should free her; but she felt sure that in a short time she would be able to play the game in her own way.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
13  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
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
14  Yesterday her fancy had fluttered free pinions above a choice of occupations; now she had to drop to the level of the familiar routine, in which moments of seeming brilliancy and freedom alternated with long hours of subjection.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
15  The windows stood open to the sparkling freshness of the September morning, and between the yellow boughs she caught a perspective of hedges and parterres leading by degrees of lessening formality to the free undulations of the park.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
16  She sat talking in low murmurs with Selden, and turning a contemptuous and denuded shoulder toward her host, who, far from resenting his exclusion, plunged into the excesses of the MENU with the joyous irresponsibility of a free man.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
17  But Lily was not easily disconcerted; competition put her on her mettle, and she reflected that Selden's coming, if it did not declare him to be still in Mrs. Dorset's toils, showed him to be so completely free from them that he was not afraid of her proximity.
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