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1  Perhaps, had it not been for Lily, her fond imagining might have become truth.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
2  Mrs. Peniston had kept her imagination shrouded, like the drawing-room furniture.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
3  Affluence, unless stimulated by a keen imagination, forms but the vaguest notion of the practical strain of poverty.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
4  A small spark was enough to kindle Lily's imagination, and the sight of the grey dress and the borrowed prayer-book flashed a long light down the years.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
5  It was not, after all, opportunity but imagination that he lacked: he had a mental palate which would never learn to distinguish between railway tea and nectar.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
6  He himself did not know why he had led their talk along such lines; it was the last use he would have imagined himself making of an afternoon's solitude with Miss Bart.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
7  Her dramatic instinct was roused by the choice of subjects, and the gorgeous reproductions of historic dress stirred an imagination which only visual impressions could reach.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
8  Lily, who considered herself above narrow prejudices, had not imagined that the fact of letting Gus Trenor make a little money for her would ever disturb her self-complacency.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
9  She was frightened and yet stimulated by the reserved force of resolution which she felt within herself: she saw it was going to be easier, a great deal easier, than she had imagined.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
10  While her friend reproached her for missing the opportunity to eclipse her rivals, she was once more battling in imagination with the mounting tide of indebtedness from which she had so nearly escaped.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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11  There were moments when she longed blindly for anything different, anything strange, remote and untried; but the utmost reach of her imagination did not go beyond picturing her usual life in a new setting.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
12  She did not indeed let her imagination range beyond the day of plighting: after that everything faded into a haze of material well-being, in which the personality of her benefactor remained mercifully vague.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
13  To unfurnished minds they remain, in spite of every enhancement of art, only a superior kind of wax-works; but to the responsive fancy they may give magic glimpses of the boundary world between fact and imagination.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
14  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
15  "I daresay it is true," she reflected; and her imagination was fired by the thought that Mr. Gryce, who might have sounded the depths of the most complex self-indulgence, was perhaps actually taking his first journey alone with a pretty woman.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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16  She had once picked up, in a house where she was staying, a translation of the EUMENIDES, and her imagination had been seized by the high terror of the scene where Orestes, in the cave of the oracle, finds his implacable huntresses asleep, and snatches an hour's repose.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
17  She followed in imagination the career of other beauties, pointing out to her daughter what might be achieved through such a gift, and dwelling on the awful warning of those who, in spite of it, had failed to get what they wanted: to Mrs. Bart, only stupidity could explain the lamentable denouement of some of her examples.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
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