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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  But now the hint of this weakness had become the most interesting thing about her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
3  She was still in a state of highly-wrought impressionability, and every hint of the past sent a lingering tremor along her nerves.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
4  In consequence of this hint, Lily found herself the centre of that feminine solicitude which envelops a young woman in the mating season.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
5  The truth was that her funds, as usual, were inconveniently low; and to neither Dorset nor his wife could this vulgar embarrassment be safely hinted.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
6  It was her exquisite inaccessibleness, the sense of distance she could convey without a hint of disdain, that made it most difficult for him to give her up.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
7  But his dapper self-confidence seemed impenetrable to such hints, and she had a sense of something hard and self-contained behind the superficial warmth of his manner.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
8  The conclusions it led him to were fortified, later in the evening, by some of those faint corroborative hints that generate a light of their own in the dusk of a doubting mind.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
9  The other plan depended for its success on the infliction of an open injury, while this reduced the transaction to a private understanding, of which no third person need have the remotest hint.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
10  Mrs. Trenor, true to her word, had shown no signs of expecting Lily at the bridge-table, and had even hinted to the other card-players that they were to betray no surprise at her unwonted defection.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
11  Lily had hinted to Mr. Gryce that this neglect of religious observances was repugnant to her early traditions, and that during her visits to Bellomont she regularly accompanied Muriel and Hilda to church.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
12  Its hint of future leniency made Rosedale rise in obedience to it, a little flushed with his unhoped-for success, and disciplined by the tradition of his blood to accept what was conceded, without undue haste to press for more.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
13  The sense of being involved in a transaction she would not have cared to examine too closely had soon afterward defined itself in the light of a hint from Mr. Stancy that, if she "saw them through," she would have no reason to be sorry.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
14  To listen to his stories, to receive his confidences and laugh at his jokes, seemed for the moment all that was required of her, and the complacency with which her hostess regarded these attentions freed them of the least hint of ambiguity.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
15  The memory of Mrs. Fisher's hints, and the corroboration of his own impressions, while they deepened his pity also increased his constraint, since, whichever way he sought a free outlet for sympathy, it was blocked by the fear of committing a blunder.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
16  Since she could not marry him, it would be kinder to him, as well as easier for herself, to write a line amicably evading his request to see her: he was not the man to mistake such a hint, and when next they met it would be on their usual friendly footing.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
17  It was part of the game to make him feel that her appeal had been an uncalculated impulse, provoked by the liking he inspired; and the renewed sense of power in handling men, while it consoled her wounded vanity, helped also to obscure the thought of the claim at which his manner hinted.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
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