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1  You look a little pinched yourself, by the way: it's rather a sharp night out.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
2  Her daylight view of them necessarily differed from the cloudy vision of the night.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
3  Gravel grated beneath their feet, and about them was the transparent dimness of a midsummer night.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
4  When she went upstairs that night she found that the late post had brought her a fresh batch of bills.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
5  Today, however, it renewed the sense of servitude which the previous night's review of her cheque-book had produced.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
6  Bridge at Bellomont usually lasted till the small hours; and when Lily went to bed that night she had played too long for her own good.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
7  I hear even Rosedale has been scared by the talk lately," Mrs. Fisher rejoined; "but the sight of her last night sent him off his head.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
8  It was a relief to her that Gerty was obliged to hasten away: the two kissed silently, but without a trace of the previous night's emotion.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
9  The moral oppression had produced a physical craving for air, and he strode on, opening his lungs to the reverberating coldness of the night.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
10  The dimensions of the Brys' ball-room must rankle: you may be sure she knows 'em as well as if she'd been there last night with a yard-measure.'
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
11  I brought 'em to you to sell, because I ain't got no other way of raising money, and if we don't pay our rent by tomorrow night we'll be put out.'
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
12  "I must have been over-tired last night; I think I had a nervous attack in the carriage," she said, as the drink brought clearness to her sluggish thoughts.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
13  All through her troubled sleep she had been conscious of having no space to toss in, and the long effort to remain motionless made her feel as if she had spent her night in a train.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
14  When the opening night of the opera came, her apprehensions had so completely vanished that the sight of Trenor's ruddy countenance in the back of Mr. Rosedale's box filled her with a sense of pleasant reassurance.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
15  The dreary limbo of dinginess lay all around and beneath that little illuminated circle in which life reached its finest efflorescence, as the mud and sleet of a winter night enclose a hot-house filled with tropical flowers.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
16  She and her mother had been seated at the luncheon-table, over the CHAUFROIX and cold salmon of the previous night's dinner: it was one of Mrs. Bart's few economies to consume in private the expensive remnants of her hospitality.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
17  However, there could be no doubt of the expediency of showing herself in his box on the opening night of the opera; and after all, since Judy Trenor had promised to take him up that winter, it was as well to reap the advantage of being first in the field.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
18  It was all the more agreeable to find that this reasonableness was maintained only at the cost of not seeing her; but, though nothing in life was as sweet as the sense of her power over him, she saw the danger of allowing the episode of the previous night to have a sequel.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
19  This tallied with the assurance, also confidentially imparted, that, never having played bridge before, she had been "dragged into it" on the night of her arrival, and had lost an appalling amount of money in consequence of her ignorance of the game and of the rules of betting.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
20  Lily breasted the storm of enquiries as best she could, explaining that she had had an attack of faintness on her way back from Carry Fisher's; that, fearing she would not have strength to reach home, she had gone to Miss Farish's instead; but that a quiet night had restored her, and that she had no need of a doctor.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15