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1  He could never marry a girl who WASN'T nice.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
2  When a girl's as good-looking as that she'd better marry; then no questions are asked.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
3  If you mean that a girl who has no one to think for her is obliged to think for herself, I am quite willing to accept the imputation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
4  Miss Van Osburgh was a large girl with flat surfaces and no high lights: Jack Stepney had once said of her that she was as reliable as roast mutton.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
5  It was horrible of a young girl to let herself be talked about; however unfounded the charges against her, she must be to blame for their having been made.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
6  In her set such gossip was not unusual, and a handsome girl who flirted with a married man was merely assumed to be pressing to the limit of her opportunities.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
7  The girl was evidently nervous, and Mr. Rosedale, if he saw no other means of advancing his acquaintance with her, was not above taking advantage of her nervousness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
8  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
9  Lily, however, knew all about them: young Mr. Gryce's arrival had fluttered the maternal breasts of New York, and when a girl has no mother to palpitate for her she must needs be on the alert for herself.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
10  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
11  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
12  There had been a germ of truth in his declaration to Gerty Farish that he had never wanted to marry a "nice" girl: the adjective connoting, in his cousin's vocabulary, certain utilitarian qualities which are apt to preclude the luxury of charm.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
13  When I was a girl I used to keep the MENU of every dinner I went to, and write the names of the people on the back; and I never threw away my cotillion favours till after your uncle's death, when it seemed unsuitable to have so many coloured things about the house.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
14  Lily considered with interest the expression of their faces: the girl's turned toward her companion's like an empty plate held up to be filled, while the man lounging at her side already betrayed the encroaching boredom which would presently crack the thin veneer of his smile.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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15  The spot was charming, and Lily was not insensible to the charm, or to the fact that her presence enhanced it; but she was not accustomed to taste the joys of solitude except in company, and the combination of a handsome girl and a romantic scene struck her as too good to be wasted.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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16  Hang it, if he could find a way out of such difficulties for a professional sponge like Carry Fisher, who was simply a mental habit corresponding to the physical titillations of the cigarette or the cock-tail, he could surely do as much for a girl who appealed to his highest sympathies, and who brought her troubles to him with the trustfulness of a child.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
17  Lily and her mother wandered from place to place, now paying long visits to relations whose house-keeping Mrs. Bart criticized, and who deplored the fact that she let Lily breakfast in bed when the girl had no prospects before her, and now vegetating in cheap continental refuges, where Mrs. Bart held herself fiercely aloof from the frugal tea-tables of her companions in misfortune.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
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