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1  She understood his motives, for her own course was guided by as nice calculations.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
2  She felt so free from ulterior motives that she took up his charge with a touch of resentment.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
3  Under the utilitarian motive of Rosedale's wooing she had felt, clearly enough, the heat of personal inclination.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
4  It was pitiable that he, who knew the mixed motives on which social judgments depend, should still feel himself so swayed by them.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
5  In Lily's set this conduct implied a sympathetic comprehension of her motives, and Mr. Gryce rose in her esteem as she saw the consideration he inspired.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
6  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
7  She had always consistently ignored the world of outer aspirants, or had recognized its individual members only when prompted by motives of self-interest; and the very capriciousness of her condescensions had, as Lily was aware, given them special value in the eyes of the persons she distinguished.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6