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1  But her grace was impervious to hints, and invited or omitted as she chose.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
2  She had accomplished, before leaving, the first step toward her reinstatement in Mrs. Bry's good graces.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
3  Meanwhile he cast agonized glances in the direction of Miss Bart, whose only response was to sink into an attitude of more graceful abstraction.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
4  He seemed to see her poised on the brink of a chasm, with one graceful foot advanced to assert her unconsciousness that the ground was failing her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
5  It was as though she had stepped, not out of, but into, Reynolds's canvas, banishing the phantom of his dead beauty by the beams of her living grace.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
6  Now it had been Selden's fate to have a charming mother: her graceful portrait, all smiles and Cashmere, still emitted a faded scent of the undefinable quality.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
7  And with a bright nod to the couple on whom she had intruded, Miss Bart strolled through the glass doors and carried her rustling grace down the long perspective of the garden walk.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
8  The noble buoyancy of her attitude, its suggestion of soaring grace, revealed the touch of poetry in her beauty that Selden always felt in her presence, yet lost the sense of when he was not with her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
9  But keenest of all was the exhilaration of displaying her own beauty under a new aspect: of showing that her loveliness was no mere fixed quality, but an element shaping all emotions to fresh forms of grace.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
10  He would not, in other words, yield to the growth of an affection which might appeal to pity yet leave the understanding untouched: sympathy should no more delude him than a trick of the eyes, the grace of helplessness than a curve of the cheek.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
11  Miss Bart, on the contrary, borne forward on the wave of her buoyant grace, and neither shrinking from her friends nor appearing to lie in wait for them, gave to the encounter the touch of naturalness which she could impart to the most strained situations.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 4
12  Never had she appeared more serenely mistress of the situation than when, at the moment of dispersal, detaching herself a little from the group about the table, she turned with a smile and a graceful slant of the shoulders to receive her cloak from Dorset.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
13  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
14  There was not the least trace of embarrassment in his voice, and as he spoke, leaning slightly against the jamb of the window, and letting his eyes rest on her in the frank enjoyment of her grace, she felt with a faint chill of regret that he had gone back without an effort to the footing on which they had stood before their last talk together.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
15  If Morpeth, whose social indolence was as great as his artistic activity, had abandoned himself to the easy current of the Gormer existence, where the minor exactions of politeness were unknown or ignored, and a man could either break his engagements, or keep them in a painting-jacket and slippers, he still preserved his sense of differences, and his appreciation of graces he had no time to cultivate.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5