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1  Selden himself had never been aware of any change in their relation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
2  He could still discern the outline of facts, though his own relation to them had changed.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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3  It would be a curious thing to study the effect of cigarettes on the relation of the sexes.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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4  Her relation with her aunt was as superficial as that of chance lodgers who pass on the stairs.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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5  But for the moment she was drawn out of herself by the interest of her direct relation with a world so unlike her own.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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6  To attempt to bring her into active relation with life was like tugging at a piece of furniture which has been screwed to the floor.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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7  Miss Farish's heart was a fountain of tender illusions, Miss Stepney's a precise register of facts as manifested in their relation to herself.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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8  Lily had no mind for the vagabond life of the poor relation, and to adapt herself to Mrs. Peniston she had, to some degree, to assume that lady's passive attitude.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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9  The necessity of accepting this view of their past relation, and of meeting it in the key of pleasantry prevalent among her new friends, was deeply humiliating to Lily.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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10  During the laughing relation of this manoeuvre, Selden had time for a rapid impression of Miss Bart, who had seated herself opposite to him in the golden afternoon light.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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11  She could not, however, deny herself the solace of taking anxious counsel with Lawrence Selden, with whom, since his return from Europe, she had renewed her old relation of cousinly confidence.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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12  What he could not accept, in his own case, was the makeshift alternative of a relation that should be less than this: that should leave some portions of his nature unsatisfied, while it put an undue strain on others.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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13  Ned Silverton's relation to Stancy seemed, for instance, closer and less clear than any natural affinities would warrant; and both appeared united in the effort to cultivate Freddy Van Osburgh's growing taste for Mrs. Hatch.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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14  But this lingering semblance of intimacy made her only the more conscious of a change in the relation between Mattie and herself, of a dawning discrimination, a gradually formed social standard, emerging from Mrs. Gormer's chaotic view of life.
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15  She could not, indeed, imagine herself, in any extremity, stooping to extract a "tip" from Mr. Rosedale; but at her side was a man in possession of that precious commodity, and who, as the husband of her dearest friend, stood to her in a relation of almost fraternal intimacy.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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16  Still, Dorset's spasmodic temper, and his wife's reckless disregard of appearances, gave the situation a peculiar insecurity; and it was less from the sense of any special relation to the case than from a purely professional zeal, that Selden resolved to guide the pair to safety.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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17  For though she knew she had been ruthlessly sacrificed to Bertha Dorset's determination to win back her husband, and though her own relation to Dorset had been that of the merest good-fellowship, yet she had been perfectly aware from the outset that her part in the affair was, as Carry Fisher brutally put it, to distract Dorset's attention from his wife.
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