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1  And she had no doubts as to the extent of her power.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
2  But now she had grown more sensitive to criticism and less confident in her power of disarming it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
3  She continued to look at him with a deepening bewilderment: her only clear impression resolved itself into a scared sense of his power.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
4  But the power of expression failed her suddenly; she felt a tremor in her throat, and two tears gathered and fell slowly from her eyes.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
5  That influence, in its last analysis, was simply the power of money: Bertha Dorset's social credit was based on an impregnable bank-account.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
6  She felt herself once more the alert and competent moulder of emergencies, and the remembrance of her power over Selden flushed her with sudden confidence.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
7  Her dread of returning to a sleepless night was so great that she lingered on, hoping that excessive weariness would reinforce the waning power of the chloral.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
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  She had feared at the last moment that she was risking too much in dispensing with the advantages of a more sumptuous setting, and the completeness of her triumph gave her an intoxicating sense of recovered power.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
10  It was with that object that, a year earlier, he had fixed his affections on Miss Bart; but in the interval he had mounted nearer to the goal, while she had lost the power to abbreviate the remaining steps of the way.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
11  No insect hangs its nest on threads as frail as those which will sustain the weight of human vanity; and the sense of being of importance among the insignificant was enough to restore to Miss Bart the gratifying consciousness of power.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
12  She was still languid from her brief sleep and the exhilaration of the evening, and the sight of Selden's writing brought back the culminating moment of her triumph: the moment when she had read in his eyes that no philosophy was proof against her power.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
13  She suspected that her rejection rankled among the most unforgettable of his rebuffs, and the fact that he knew something of her wretched transaction with Trenor, and was sure to put the basest construction on it, seemed to place her hopelessly in his power.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
14  It was all the more agreeable to find that this reasonableness was maintained only at the cost of not seeing her; but, though nothing in life was as sweet as the sense of her power over him, she saw the danger of allowing the episode of the previous night to have a sequel.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
15  To Miss Bart, as to her mother, acquiescence in dinginess was evidence of stupidity; and there were moments when, in the consciousness of her own power to look and to be so exactly what the occasion required, she almost felt that other girls were plain and inferior from choice.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
16  It had been a bad autumn in Wall Street, where prices fell in accordance with that peculiar law which proves railway stocks and bales of cotton to be more sensitive to the allotment of executive power than many estimable citizens trained to all the advantages of self-government.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
17  The fact that her immediate anxieties were relieved did not blind her to a possibility of their recurrence; it merely gave her enough buoyancy to rise once more above her doubts and feel a renewed faith in her beauty, her power, and her general fitness to attract a brilliant destiny.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
18  It was part of the game to make him feel that her appeal had been an uncalculated impulse, provoked by the liking he inspired; and the renewed sense of power in handling men, while it consoled her wounded vanity, helped also to obscure the thought of the claim at which his manner hinted.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
19  The very apprehensions he aroused hardened her against him: she had been on the alert for the note of personal sympathy, for any sign of recovered power over him; and his attitude of sober impartiality, the absence of all response to her appeal, turned her hurt pride to blind resentment of his interference.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
20  For a day or two after Rosedale's visit, Lily's thoughts were dogged by the consciousness of Trenor's shadowy claim, and she wished she had a clearer notion of the exact nature of the transaction which seemed to have put her in his power; but her mind shrank from any unusual application, and she was always helplessly puzzled by figures.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10