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1  I can hardly be said to have an independent existence.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
2  She was beginning to have fits of angry rebellion against fate, when she longed to drop out of the race and make an independent life for herself.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
3  It is not always easy to be quite independent and self-respecting when one is poor and lives among rich people; I have been careless about money, and have worried about my bills.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
4  That lady's dread of a scene gave her an inexorableness which the greatest strength of character could not have produced, since it was independent of all considerations of right or wrong; and knowing this, Lily seldom ventured to assail it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
5  It was a keen satisfaction to feel that, for a few months at least, she would be independent of her friends' bounty, that she could show herself abroad without wondering whether some penetrating eye would detect in her dress the traces of Judy Trenor's refurbished splendour.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
6  For a while she had been sustained by this desire for privacy and independence; but now, perhaps from increasing physical weariness, the lassitude brought about by hours of unwonted confinement, she was beginning to feel acutely the ugliness and discomfort of her surroundings.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
7  Even fortunes supposed to be independent of the market either betrayed a secret dependence on it, or suffered from a sympathetic affection: fashion sulked in its country houses, or came to town incognito, general entertainments were discountenanced, and informality and short dinners became the fashion.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11