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1  As she did so, it struck her with a flash of irony that she was indebted to Gus Trenor for the means of buying them.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
2  To be stung by irony it is not necessary to understand it, and the angry streaks on Trenor's face might have been raised by an actual lash.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
3  Everything about him accorded with the fastidious element in her taste, even to the light irony with which he surveyed what seemed to her most sacred.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
4  She had furnished the girl with the means to go to a sanatorium in the mountains: it struck her now with a peculiar irony that the money she had used had been Gus Trenor's.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
5  Her sense of irony never quite deserted her, and she could still note, with self-directed derision, the abnormal value suddenly acquired by the most tiresome and insignificant details of her former life.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
6  For a moment she found a certain amusement in the show, and in her own share of it: the situation had an ease and unconventionality distinctly refreshing after her experience of the irony of conventions.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
7  Selden's calmness seemed rather to harden into resistance, and Miss Bart's into a surface of glittering irony, as they faced each other from the opposite corners of one of Mrs. Hatch's elephantine sofas.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
8  It was the first time that she had faced her family since her return from Europe, two weeks earlier; but if she perceived any uncertainty in their welcome, it served only to add a tinge of irony to the usual composure of her bearing.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 4
9  As he watched her hand, polished as a bit of old ivory, with its slender pink nails, and the sapphire bracelet slipping over her wrist, he was struck with the irony of suggesting to her such a life as his cousin Gertrude Farish had chosen.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1