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1  She was, in short, rich, helpless, unplaced: the very subject for Lily's hand.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
2  The appeal of her helplessness touched in him, as it always did, a latent chord of inclination.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
3  The mortal maid on the shore is helpless against the siren who loves her prey: such victims are floated back dead from their adventure.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
4  He felt that the real Lily was still there, close to him, yet invisible and inaccessible; and the tenuity of the barrier between them mocked him with a sense of helplessness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
5  Inherited tendencies had combined with early training to make her the highly specialized product she was: an organism as helpless out of its narrow range as the sea-anemone torn from the rock.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
6  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
7  She had a sense of acquiescing in this plan with the passiveness of a sufferer resigned to the surgeon's touch; and this feeling of almost lethargic helplessness continued when, after the departure of the guests, Mrs. Fisher followed her upstairs.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
8  The possibility of having to do this was one which she had never before seriously considered, and the discovery that, as a bread-winner, she was likely to prove as helpless and ineffectual as poor Miss Silverton, was a severe shock to her self-confidence.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
9  The dislike, indeed, still subsisted; but it was penetrated here and there by the perception of mitigating qualities in him: of a certain gross kindliness, a rather helpless fidelity of sentiment, which seemed to be struggling through the hard surface of his material ambitions.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
10  Lily, to whom family reunions were occasions of unalloyed dulness, had persuaded her aunt that a dinner of "smart" people would be much more to the taste of the young couple, and Mrs. Peniston, who leaned helplessly on her niece in social matters, had been prevailed upon to pronounce Grace's exile.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
11  For a day or two after Rosedale's visit, Lily's thoughts were dogged by the consciousness of Trenor's shadowy claim, and she wished she had a clearer notion of the exact nature of the transaction which seemed to have put her in his power; but her mind shrank from any unusual application, and she was always helplessly puzzled by figures.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10