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1  The performance over, Selden's first impulse was to seek Miss Bart.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
2  After all, that task would be easier to perform, now that his personal stake in it was annulled.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
3  She was dining with Mrs. Fisher, who had gathered at an informal feast a few of the performers of the previous evening.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
4  Meanwhile the last moments of the performance seemed to gain an added brightness from the hovering threat of the curtain.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
5  It seemed wonderful to him that any one should perform with such careless ease the difficult task of making tea in public in a lurching train.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
6  The performance of specific duties would have simplified Miss Bart's position; but the vague attendance on Mrs. Hatch was not without its perplexities.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
7  Mrs. Peniston, under ordinary circumstances, was as much bored by her excellent cousin as the recipient of such services usually is by the person who performs them.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
8  Miss Pragg, the secretary, had been called away, and there would be notes and dinner-cards to write, lost addresses to hunt up, and other social drudgery to perform.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
9  They belonged to the vast group of human automata who go through life without neglecting to perform a single one of the gestures executed by the surrounding puppets.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
10  To separate from these confused conceptions those most likely to advance the lady on her way, was Lily's obvious duty; but its performance was hampered by rapidly-growing doubts.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
11  But brilliant young ladies, a little blinded by their own effulgence, are apt to forget that the modest satellite drowned in their light is still performing its own revolutions and generating heat at its own rate.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
12  The mere fact of growing richer at a time when most people's investments are shrinking, is calculated to attract envious attention; and according to Wall Street rumours, Welly Bry and Rosedale had found the secret of performing this miracle.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
13  This impression was presently heightened by the way in which a consciously conspicuous group of people advanced to the middle front, and stood before Selden with the air of the chief performers gathered together by the exigencies of the final effect.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
14  The latter, however, was not discoverable in the conservatories, and Lily, oppressed by a sudden conviction of failure, was casting about for a way to rid herself of her now superfluous companion, when they came upon Mrs. Van Osburgh, flushed and exhausted, but beaming with the consciousness of duty performed.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
15  If she could have performed any little services for him, or have exchanged with him a few of those affecting words which an extensive perusal of fiction had led her to connect with such occasions, the filial instinct might have stirred in her; but her pity, finding no active expression, remained in a state of spectatorship, overshadowed by her mother's grim unflagging resentment.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3