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1  An impulse of curiosity made him turn out of his direct line to the door, and stroll past her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
2  It was as though all the weariness of the past months had culminated in the vacuity of that interminable evening.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
3  All her past weaknesses were like so many eager accomplices drawing her toward the path their feet had already smoothed.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
4  As a dark river sweeps by under a lightning flash, she saw her chance of happiness surge past under a flash of temptation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
5  By Jove, I promised to join the Duchess for supper at the LONDON HOUSE; but it's past twelve, and I suppose they've all scattered.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
6  One or two persons, in brushing past them, lingered to look; for Miss Bart was a figure to arrest even the suburban traveller rushing to his last train.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
7  The necessity of accepting this view of their past relation, and of meeting it in the key of pleasantry prevalent among her new friends, was deeply humiliating to Lily.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
8  He led her through the throng of returning holiday-makers, past sallow-faced girls in preposterous hats, and flat-chested women struggling with paper bundles and palm-leaf fans.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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9  Selden understood the symptoms: he recognized the fact that he was paying up, as there had always been a chance of his having to pay up, for the voluntary exclusions of his past.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
10  The sudden and exquisite reaction from her anxieties had had the effect of throwing the recent past so far back that even Selden, as part of it, retained a certain air of unreality.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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11  It was past four already; and when a cab had dropped her at the quay, and she stood waiting for the gig to put off for her, she began to wonder what had been happening on the yacht.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
12  It was now past midnight, and the throng on the stands was dispersing, while the long trails of red-lit boats scattered and faded beneath a sky repossessed by the tranquil splendour of the moon.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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13  He saw then, with a pang of self-reproach, that she meant neither to explain nor to defend herself; that by his miserable silence he had forfeited all chance of helping her, and that the decisive hour was past.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
14  The sudden escape from a stifling hotel in a dusty deserted city to the space and luxury of a great country-house fanned by sea breezes, had produced a state of moral lassitude agreeable enough after the nervous tension and physical discomfort of the past weeks.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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15  Her assumptions and elisions, her short-cuts and long DETOURS, the skill with which she contrived to meet him at a point from which no inconvenient glimpses of the past were visible, suggested what opportunities she had had for practising such arts since their last meeting.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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16  It was, moreover, one of his gifts to look his part; to have a height which lifted his head above the crowd, and the keenly-modelled dark features which, in a land of amorphous types, gave him the air of belonging to a more specialized race, of carrying the impress of a concentrated past.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
17  She could not have remained in New York without repaying the money she owed to Trenor; to acquit herself of that odious debt she might even have faced a marriage with Rosedale; but the accident of placing the Atlantic between herself and her obligations made them dwindle out of sight as if they had been milestones and she had travelled past them.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
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