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1  Her own position was surely quite different.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
2  She had not tried to see Dorset alone: she had positively shrunk from a renewal of his confidences.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
3  It's this way, you see: I've had a pretty steady grind of it these last years, working up my social position.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
4  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
5  She settled herself into an easier position, hollowing her arm to pillow the round downy head, and holding her breath lest a sound should disturb the sleeping child.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
6  Grace, in reply, wept and wondered at the request, bemoaned the inexorableness of the law, and was astonished that Lily had not realized the exact similarity of their positions.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 4
7  She must set out to regain, little by little, the position she had lost; and the first step in the tedious task was to find out, as soon as possible, on how many of her friends she could count.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 4
8  She liked to think of her beauty as a power for good, as giving her the opportunity to attain a position where she should make her influence felt in the vague diffusion of refinement and good taste.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
9  I suppose," she rejoined, "that by a false position you mean one outside of what we call society; but you must remember that I had been excluded from those sacred precincts long before I met Mrs. Hatch.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
10  Lily knew that Rosedale had overstated neither the difficulty of her own position nor the completeness of the vindication he offered: once Bertha's match in material resources, her superior gifts would make it easy for her to dominate her adversary.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
11  She had been long enough in bondage to other people's pleasure to be considerate of those who depended on hers, and in her bitter moods it sometimes struck her that she and her maid were in the same position, except that the latter received her wages more regularly.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
12  It was natural enough, in all conscience, that she should appear anxious: a young woman placed, in the close intimacy of a yachting-cruise, between a couple on the verge of disaster, could hardly, aside from her concern for her friends, be insensible to the awkwardness of her own position.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
13  A few days later she wrote me that she had taken a position as private secretary, and that I was not to be anxious, for everything was all right, and she would come in and tell me about it when she had time; but she has never come, and I don't like to go to her, because I am afraid of forcing myself on her when I'm not wanted.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
14  There was another interval before Mrs. Peniston's lawyer, who was also one of the executors, replied to the effect that, some questions having arisen relative to the interpretation of the will, he and his associates might not be in a position to pay the legacies till the close of the twelvemonth legally allotted for their settlement.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 4