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1  You ought to go right home and lay down.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
2  She usually contrived to avoid being at home during the season of domestic renewal.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
3  This fleeting glimpse of her past served to emphasize the sense of aimlessness with which Lily at length turned toward home.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
4  Lady Cressida had evidently insisted on walking home, and the rest of the church-goers had thought it their duty to accompany her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
5  Lily remained at home, lunching and dining alone with her aunt, who complained of flutterings of the heart, and talked icily on general topics.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
6  Finery laid off is as unappetizing as the remains of a feast, and it occurred to Lily that, at home, her maid's vigilance had always spared her the sight of such incongruities.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
7  An understanding of what such domination would mean, and of the disadvantages accruing from her rejection of it, was brought home to Lily with increasing clearness during the early weeks of the winter.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
8  A man has the advantage of being delivered early from the home point of view, and before Selden left college he had learned that there are as many different ways of going without money as of spending it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
9  She had dropped sideways in Gerty's big arm-chair, her head buried where lately Selden's had leaned, in a beauty of abandonment that drove home to Gerty's aching senses the inevitableness of her own defeat.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
10  It was the one subject which enabled him to forget himself, or allowed him, rather, to remember himself without constraint, because he was at home in it, and could assert a superiority that there were few to dispute.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
11  He, who had the reputation of weighing all things in the nice balance of fastidious perceptions, had been uncritical and simple in his view of her: his cleverness had never overawed her because she had felt at home in his heart.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
12  She had first imagined some physical shock, some peril of the crowded streets, since Lily was presumably on her way home from Carry Fisher's; but she now saw that other nerve-centres were smitten, and her mind trembled back from conjecture.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
13  But the fact that he was for the most part unconscious, and that his attention, when she stole into the room, drifted away from her after a moment, made him even more of a stranger than in the nursery days when he had never come home till after dark.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
14  Mr. Simon Rosedale was a man who made it his business to know everything about every one, whose idea of showing himself to be at home in society was to display an inconvenient familiarity with the habits of those with whom he wished to be thought intimate.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
15  But he thought it a very materialistic society; there were times when he was frightened by the talk of the men and the looks of the ladies, and he was glad to find that Miss Bart, for all her ease and self-possession, was not at home in so ambiguous an atmosphere.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
16  Ruling the turbulent element called home was the vigorous and determined figure of a mother still young enough to dance her ball-dresses to rags, while the hazy outline of a neutral-tinted father filled an intermediate space between the butler and the man who came to wind the clocks.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
17  Lily breasted the storm of enquiries as best she could, explaining that she had had an attack of faintness on her way back from Carry Fisher's; that, fearing she would not have strength to reach home, she had gone to Miss Farish's instead; but that a quiet night had restored her, and that she had no need of a doctor.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
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