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1  She would have smarter gowns than Judy Trenor, and far, far more jewels than Bertha Dorset.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
2  She tore herself betimes from the lingering enjoyment of her breakfast-tray, rang to have her grey gown laid out, and despatched her maid to borrow a prayer-book from Mrs. Trenor.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
3  Lily saw this now in Mrs. Gormer's unconcealable complacency, and in the happy irrelevance with which, for the next day or two, she quoted Bertha's opinions and speculated on the origin of her gown.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
4  If Lily's poetic enjoyment of the moment was undisturbed by the base thought that her gown and opera cloak had been indirectly paid for by Gus Trenor, the latter had not sufficient poetry in his composition to lose sight of these prosaic facts.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
5  She had failed to observe the colour of Mrs. Van Osburgh's gown, and could not even say whether the old Van Osburgh Sevres had been used at the bride's table: Mrs. Peniston, in short, found that she was of more service as a listener than as a narrator.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
6  Certainly no one need have confessed such acquiescence in her lot as was revealed in the "useful" colour of Gerty Farish's gown and the subdued lines of her hat: it is almost as stupid to let your clothes betray that you know you are ugly as to have them proclaim that you think you are beautiful.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
7  Jack Stepney, in his new character as the richest nephew, tacitly took the lead, emphasizing his importance by the deeper gloss of his mourning and the subdued authority of his manner; while his wife's bored attitude and frivolous gown proclaimed the heiress's disregard of the insignificant interests at stake.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 4
8  She had an idea that the sight of her in a grey gown of devotional cut, with her famous lashes drooped above a prayer-book, would put the finishing touch to Mr. Gryce's subjugation, and render inevitable a certain incident which she had resolved should form a part of the walk they were to take together after luncheon.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5