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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  Lily's mind had reverted from the intrusive personality of Mr. Rosedale to the train of thought set in motion by Trenor's first words.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
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  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
7  Mrs. Fisher's experience guarded her against the mistake of exposing Lily, for the first evening, to the unmitigated impression of Rosedale's personality.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
8  The indication was a slight one, and a year ago Lily would have smiled at it, trusting to the charm of her personality to dispel any prejudice against her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
9  If they were less vivid in hue, more subdued to the half-tints of her personality and her experience, they were for that very reason better suited to her mental vision.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
10  She did not indeed let her imagination range beyond the day of plighting: after that everything faded into a haze of material well-being, in which the personality of her benefactor remained mercifully vague.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
11  There was no other token of her personality about the room, unless it showed itself in the scrupulous neatness of the scant articles of furniture: a washing-stand, two chairs, a small writing-desk, and the little table near the bed.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
12  He felt the confused titillation with which the lower organisms welcome the gratification of their needs, and all his senses floundered in a vague well-being, through which Miss Bart's personality was dimly but pleasantly perceptible.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
13  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
14  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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15  Indeed, so skilfully had the personality of the actors been subdued to the scenes they figured in that even the least imaginative of the audience must have felt a thrill of contrast when the curtain suddenly parted on a picture which was simply and undisguisedly the portrait of Miss Bart.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
16  Differences of personality were merged in a warm atmosphere of praise, in which her beauty expanded like a flower in sunlight; and if Selden had approached a moment or two sooner he would have seen her turning on Ned Van Alstyne and George Dorset the look he had dreamed of capturing for himself.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
17  He was sensitive to shades of difference which Miss Bart would never have credited him with perceiving, because he had no corresponding variations of manner; and it was becoming more and more clear to him that Miss Bart herself possessed precisely the complementary qualities needed to round off his social personality.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
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