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1  She really seems to have a very good influence on young men.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
2  If she did not marry Percy Gryce, the day might come when she would have to be civil to such men as Rosedale.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
3  We married men have to put up with what we can get: all the prizes are for the clever chaps who've kept a free foot.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
4  He had seen men of Ned Van Alstyne's type bring their hats and sticks into a drawing-room, and he thought it added a touch of elegant familiarity to their appearance.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
5  Besides, in her set all the men and women called each other by their Christian names; it was only on Trenor's lips that the familiar address had an unpleasant significance.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
6  You can fancy the scandal: there was an awful row between the men, and people began to look at Lily so queerly that Mrs. Peniston had to pack up and finish her cure elsewhere.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
7  The ladies stood in unrelated attitudes calculated to isolate their effects, and the men hung about them as irrelevantly as stage heroes whose tailors are named in the programme.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
8  She read their incredulity in their averted looks, and in the mute wretchedness of the men behind them, and for a miserable half-second he thought she quivered on the brink of failure.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
9  One or two of the men wandered off in search of their partners for supper, and the others, noticing Selden's approach, gave way to him in accordance with the tacit freemasonry of the ball-room.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
10  Mrs. Fisher lived in an East side street near the Park, and as the two men walked down Fifth Avenue the new architectural developments of that versatile thoroughfare invited Van Alstyne's comment.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
11  It did not occur to her that Selden might have been actuated merely by the desire to spend a Sunday out of town: women never learn to dispense with the sentimental motive in their judgments of men.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
12  Both of these she found on the terrace, where only a few men were lingering over cigarettes and liqueur, while scattered couples strolled across the lawn to the autumn-tinted borders of the flower-garden.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
13  Lily's companion looked rapidly from one to the other of the two men of the party; Wetherall walking respectfully at Lady Cressida's side with his little sidelong look of nervous attention, and Percy Gryce bringing up the rear with Mrs. Wetherall and the Trenors.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
14  But he thought it a very materialistic society; there were times when he was frightened by the talk of the men and the looks of the ladies, and he was glad to find that Miss Bart, for all her ease and self-possession, was not at home in so ambiguous an atmosphere.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
15  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
16  She had always been glad to sit next to him at dinner, had found him more agreeable than most men, and had vaguely wished that he possessed the other qualities needful to fix her attention; but till now she had been too busy with her own affairs to regard him as more than one of the pleasant accessories of life.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
17  She accordingly installed herself in the Madison Avenue house, and Percy, whose sense of duty was not inferior to his mother's, spent all his week days in the handsome Broad Street office where a batch of pale men on small salaries had grown grey in the management of the Gryce estate, and where he was initiated with becoming reverence into every detail of the art of accumulation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
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