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1  No lines were visible this morning, or else the glass was at a happier angle.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
2  Lily's eye brightened, and a faint smile relaxed the drawn lines of her mouth.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
3  Mrs. Peniston was a small plump woman, with a colourless skin lined with trivial wrinkles.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
4  The woman, without answering, pushed her pail aside, and continued to stare as Miss Bart swept by with a murmur of silken linings.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
5  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
6  The white oval of her face swam out waveringly from a background of shadows, the uncertain light blurring it like a haze; but the two lines about the mouth remained.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
7  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
8  She knew that such emotions leave lines on the face as well as in the character, and she had meant to take warning by the little creases which her midnight survey had revealed.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
9  As she sat before the mirror brushing her hair, her face looked hollow and pale, and she was frightened by two little lines near her mouth, faint flaws in the smooth curve of the cheek.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
10  Put by Rosedale in terms of business-like give-and-take, this understanding took on the harmless air of a mutual accommodation, like a transfer of property or a revision of boundary lines.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
11  She had learned by experience that she had neither the aptitude nor the moral constancy to remake her life on new lines; to become a worker among workers, and let the world of luxury and pleasure sweep by her unregarded.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
12  The remaining dresses, though they had lost their freshness, still kept the long unerring lines, the sweep and amplitude of the great artist's stroke, and as she spread them out on the bed the scenes in which they had been worn rose vividly before her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
13  Lily was feeling the pleasant languor which is youth's penalty for dancing till dawn; but her mother, in spite of a few lines about the mouth, and under the yellow waves on her temples, was as alert, determined and high in colour as if she had risen from an untroubled sleep.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
14  It was one of those still November days when the air is haunted with the light of summer, and something in the lines of the landscape, and in the golden haze which bathed them, recalled to Miss Bart the September afternoon when she had climbed the slopes of Bellomont with Selden.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
15  Certainly no one need have confessed such acquiescence in her lot as was revealed in the "useful" colour of Gerty Farish's gown and the subdued lines of her hat: it is almost as stupid to let your clothes betray that you know you are ugly as to have them proclaim that you think you are beautiful.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
16  He saw too, under the loose lines of her dress, how the curves of her figure had shrunk to angularity; he remembered long afterward how the red play of the flame sharpened the depression of her nostrils, and intensified the blackness of the shadows which struck up from her cheekbones to her eyes.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
17  A few family portraits of lantern-jawed gentlemen in tie-wigs, and ladies with large head-dresses and small bodies, hung between the shelves lined with pleasantly-shabby books: books mostly contemporaneous with the ancestors in question, and to which the subsequent Trenors had made no perceptible additions.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
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