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1  She consulted the little jewelled watch among her laces.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
2  She would have smarter gowns than Judy Trenor, and far, far more jewels than Bertha Dorset.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
3  The glare from the jeweller's window, deepening the pallour of her face, gave to its delicate lines the sharpness of a tragic mask.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
4  Then he gave a short laugh, and drew out a gold cigarette-case, in which, with plump jewelled fingers, he groped for a gold-tipped cigarette.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
5  As Selden turned away, he noticed the dark flush on Trenor's face, the unpleasant moisture of his intensely white forehead, the way his jewelled rings were wedged in the creases of his fat red fingers.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
6  The seated throng, filling the immense room without undue crowding, presented a surface of rich tissues and jewelled shoulders in harmony with the festooned and gilded walls, and the flushed splendours of the Venetian ceiling.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
7  On the crimson carpet a deer-hound and two or three spaniels dozed luxuriously before the fire, and the light from the great central lantern overhead shed a brightness on the women's hair and struck sparks from their jewels as they moved.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
8  More completely than any other expression of wealth they symbolized the life she longed to lead, the life of fastidious aloofness and refinement in which every detail should have the finish of a jewel, and the whole form a harmonious setting to her own jewel-like rareness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
9  She looked down the long table, studying its occupants one by one, from Gus Trenor, with his heavy carnivorous head sunk between his shoulders, as he preyed on a jellied plover, to his wife, at the opposite end of the long bank of orchids, suggestive, with her glaring good-looks, of a jeweller's window lit by electricity.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5