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1  And now a new vista of peril opened before her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
2  With the clearing of her vision the sweep of peril had extended, and she saw that the post of danger was no longer at Dorset's side.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
3  What little there was must at any rate be husbanded to the utmost; she could not trust herself again to the perils of a sleepless night.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
4  Again she was disconcerted by the abrupt change in his tone, and as in one flash she saw the peril of the moment, and the need of keeping her sense of it out of her eyes.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
5  An hour later, at Mrs. Fisher's side in the Casino gardens, he was trying to find fresh reasons for forgetting the injury received in the contemplation of the peril avoided.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
6  She had first imagined some physical shock, some peril of the crowded streets, since Lily was presumably on her way home from Carry Fisher's; but she now saw that other nerve-centres were smitten, and her mind trembled back from conjecture.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
7  The colour burned in Lily's face as he ended; there was no mistaking the point he meant to make, and to permit it to pass unheeded was a fatal confession of weakness, while to resent it too openly was to risk offending him at a perilous moment.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
8  Mrs. Haffen raised a suspicious glance: she was too experienced not to know that the traffic she was engaged in had perils as great as its rewards, and she had a vision of the elaborate machinery of revenge which a word of this commanding young lady's might set in motion.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
9  Any advance on Lily's side might have been perilous: there was nothing to do but to trust to the happy chance of an accidental meeting, and Lily knew that, even so late in the season, there was always a hope of running across her friends in their frequent passages through town.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 4
10  He saw instead, to his surprise, Ned Silverton loitering somewhat ostentatiously about the tables; and the discovery that this actor in the drama was not only hovering in the wings, but actually inviting the exposure of the footlights, though it might have seemed to imply that all peril was over, served rather to deepen Selden's sense of foreboding.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3