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1  The performance over, Selden's first impulse was to seek Miss Bart.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
2  And the day was the accomplice of her mood: it was a day for impulse and truancy.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
3  An impulse of curiosity made him turn out of his direct line to the door, and stroll past her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
4  The pertinence of the question checked Selden's fugitive impulse before the train had started.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
5  She knew that Mr. Gryce was of the small chary type most inaccessible to impulses and emotions.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
6  In the first leap of her anger she was about to ring and order the woman out; but an obscure impulse restrained her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
7  Knowing that Lily disliked to be caressed, she had long ago learned to check her demonstrative impulses toward her friend.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
8  His impulse was to return to her side, to fall on his knees, and rest his throbbing head against the peaceful cheek on the pillow.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
9  Such a situation can be saved only by an immediate outrush of feeling; and on Selden's side the determining impulse was still lacking.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
10  An uncontrollable impulse was urging her to put her case to this man, from whose curiosity she had always so fiercely defended herself.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
11  She had time to take a fresh survey of her wretchedness, and to fluctuate anew between the impulse to confide in Selden and the dread of destroying his illusions.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
12  To his impatience it seemed immeasurably long to wait, and half-ashamed of the impulse, he leaned to Mrs. Fisher to ask, as the music ceased, if Miss Bart had not dined with her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
13  Mrs. Dorset had none of Judy Trenor's lavish impulses, and Dorset's admiration was not likely to express itself in financial "tips," even had Lily cared to renew her experiences in that line.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
14  She had once more shown her talent for profiting by the unexpected, and dangerous theories as to the advisability of yielding to impulse were germinating under the surface of smiling attention which she continued to present to her companion.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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15  This impulse was reinforced by the reflection that if she had married Gryce she would have been surrounded by flattery and approval, whereas, having refused to sacrifice herself to expediency, she was left to bear the whole cost of her resistance.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
16  He felt that she had at last arrived at an understanding with herself: had made a pact with her rebellious impulses, and achieved a uniform system of self-government, under which all vagrant tendencies were either held captive or forced into the service of the state.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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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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