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1  The mention of Selden's name had started a new train of thought.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
2  They would welcome her in a new character, but as Miss Bart they knew her by heart.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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3  Her grey hair was arranged with precision, and her clothes looked excessively new and yet slightly old-fashioned.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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4  It seems she goes to a new man in Paris, who won't take an order till his client has spent a day with him at his villa at Neuilly.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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5  She had again addressed herself to the shelves, but her eyes now swept them inattentively, and he saw that she was preoccupied with a new idea.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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6  Mr. Gryce was new to such manifestations; he wondered rather nervously if she were delicate, having far-reaching fears about the future of his progeny.
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7  "I've got a few new things," he said, suffused with pleasure, but lowering his voice as though he feared his fellow-passengers might be in league to despoil him.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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8  There was nothing new to Lily in these tokens of a studied luxury; but, though they formed a part of her atmosphere, she never lost her sensitiveness to their charm.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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9  They stood silent for a while after this, smiling at each other like adventurous children who have climbed to a forbidden height from which they discover a new world.
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10  Miss Bart was a keen reader of her own heart, and she saw that her sudden preoccupation with Selden was due to the fact that his presence shed a new light on her surroundings.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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11  She leaned on him for a moment, as if with a drop of tired wings: he felt as though her heart were beating rather with the stress of a long flight than the thrill of new distances.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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12  She had decided to defer the purchase of the dressing-case till she should receive the bill for her new opera-cloak, and the resolve made her feel much richer than when she had entered the shop.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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13  She glanced with interest along the new brick and limestone house-fronts, fantastically varied in obedience to the American craving for novelty, but fresh and inviting with their awnings and flower-boxes.
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14  There were moments when she longed blindly for anything different, anything strange, remote and untried; but the utmost reach of her imagination did not go beyond picturing her usual life in a new setting.
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15  Her aunt's words had told her nothing new; but they had revived the vision of Bertha Dorset, smiling, flattered, victorious, holding her up to ridicule by insinuations intelligible to every member of their little group.
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16  There was nothing new about Lily Bart, yet he could never see her without a faint movement of interest: it was characteristic of her that she always roused speculation, that her simplest acts seemed the result of far-reaching intentions.
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17  Lily felt a new interest in herself as a person of charitable instincts: she had never before thought of doing good with the wealth she had so often dreamed of possessing, but now her horizon was enlarged by the vision of a prodigal philanthropy.
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