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1  She knew she was an object of criticism and amusement to the other work-women.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
2  For he was gradually attaining his object in life, and that, to Lily, was always less despicable than to miss it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
3  With so much time to talk, and no definite object to be led up to, she could taste the rare joys of mental vagrancy.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
4  In reality, the two differed from each other as much as they differed from the object of their mutual contemplation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
5  The Duchess, who seldom explained herself, had not formulated her objection beyond saying: "She's rather a bore, you know."
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
6  She cared very little at that moment about being seen with Rosedale: all her thoughts were centred on the object of her search.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
7  I'm as old as the hills, of course, and it ought not to make any difference; but if I'M old enough, you're not, she objected gaily.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
8  Lily's colour rose: it was growing clear to her that Bertha was pursuing an object, following a line she had marked out for herself.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
9  She simply left the brunt of the situation on her husband's hands, as if too absorbed in a grievance of her own to suspect that she might be the object of one herself.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
10  If such a warning had ever been needful, the years had taught her a salutary lesson, and she flattered herself that she now knew how to adapt her pace to the object of pursuit.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
11  The remark was uttered with a little air of proprietorship not lost on its object, who concealed a faint blush of annoyance by stooping to pick up the book he had dropped at Lily's approach.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
12  Suddenly they heard a remote sound, like the hum of a giant insect, and following the high-road, which wound whiter through the surrounding twilight, a black object rushed across their vision.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
13  Completely as he had detached himself from her, he could not yet regard her merely as a social instance; and viewed in a more personal ways she was not likely to be a reassuring object of study.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
14  It was with that object that, a year earlier, he had fixed his affections on Miss Bart; but in the interval he had mounted nearer to the goal, while she had lost the power to abbreviate the remaining steps of the way.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
15  As he advanced in social experience this uniqueness had acquired a greater value for him, as though he were a collector who had learned to distinguish minor differences of design and quality in some long-coveted object.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
16  It was on one of these occasions that, leaving a shop where she had spent an hour of deliberation over a dressing-case of the most complicated elegance, she ran across Miss Farish, who had entered the same establishment with the modest object of having her watch repaired.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
17  The sacrifice she had made had seemed unavailing enough; no trace remained in Lily of the subduing influences of that hour; but Gerty's tenderness, disciplined by long years of contact with obscure and inarticulate suffering, could wait on its object with a silent forbearance which took no account of time.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
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