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1  I'm sure the person who chose it must have taken particular pains.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
2  Besides, Carry is the only person who can keep Gus in a good humour when we have bores in the house.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
3  "You see, Judy thinks I'm the safest person for you to be with; and she's quite right," she rejoined.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
4  To characters like Gerty's such a sacrifice constitutes a moral claim on the part of the person in whose behalf it has been made.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
5  The young lady who thus formulated her admiration of her brilliant friend did not, in her own person, suggest such happy possibilities.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
6  She had shown her artistic intelligence in selecting a type so like her own that she could embody the person represented without ceasing to be herself.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
7  Her own stout person and its surrounding implements took up so much room that Lily, to pass her, had to gather up her skirts and brush against the wall.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
8  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
9  And it had suddenly occurred to her that Rosedale, who had surprised Trenor's confidence, was the fitting person to receive and transmit her version of the facts.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
10  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
11  The other plan depended for its success on the infliction of an open injury, while this reduced the transaction to a private understanding, of which no third person need have the remotest hint.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
12  It was characteristic of her to take a sentimental and unenvious interest in all the details of a wedding: she was the kind of person who always kept her handkerchief out during the service, and departed clutching a box of wedding-cake.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
13  With a more confident person she would not have dared to dwell so long on one topic, or to show such exaggerated interest in it; but she had rightly guessed that Mr. Gryce's egoism was a thirsty soil, requiring constant nurture from without.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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14  Lily felt a new interest in herself as a person of charitable instincts: she had never before thought of doing good with the wealth she had so often dreamed of possessing, but now her horizon was enlarged by the vision of a prodigal philanthropy.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
15  They were mostly cousins, who inhabited dingy houses with engravings from Cole's Voyage of Life on the drawing-room walls, and slatternly parlour-maids who said "I'll go and see" to visitors calling at an hour when all right-minded persons are conventionally if not actually out.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
16  She had sensibilities which, to Lily, would have seemed comic in a person with a freckled nose and red eyelids, who lived in a boarding-house and admired Mrs. Peniston's drawing-room; but poor Grace's limitations gave them a more concentrated inner life, as poor soil starves certain plants into intenser efflorescence.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
17  She waited long enough on the doorstep to wonder that Judy's presence in town was not signalized by a greater promptness in admitting her; and her surprise was increased when, instead of the expected footman, pushing his shoulders into a tardy coat, a shabby care-taking person in calico let her into the shrouded hall.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
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