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1  He followed her glance about the room, with its worn furniture and shabby walls.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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2  The throng in the room had increased, and she felt a desire for space and fresh air.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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3  She began to saunter about the room, examining the bookshelves between the puffs of her cigarette-smoke.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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4  Lily gave him a startled look: his voice was louder than usual, and the room was beginning to fill with people.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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5  He followed her across the room to the entrance-hall; but on the threshold she held out her hand with a gesture of leave-taking.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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6  There was room for her, after all, in this crowded selfish world of pleasure whence, so short a time since, her poverty had seemed to exclude her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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7  Tonight the luck had been persistently bad, and the little gold purse which hung among her trinkets was almost empty when she returned to her room.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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8  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
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9  She advanced noiselessly over the dense old rug scattered with easy-chairs, and before she reached the middle of the room she saw that she had not been mistaken.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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10  Lily obeyed, and when she turned back into the room her father was sitting with both elbows on the table, the plate of salmon between them, and his head bowed on his hands.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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11  At such moments of diminished interest it was usual for Mrs. Dorset to keep her room till the afternoon; but on this occasion she drifted in when luncheon was half over, hollowed-eyed and drooping, but with an edge of malice under her indifference.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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12  But the fact that he was for the most part unconscious, and that his attention, when she stole into the room, drifted away from her after a moment, made him even more of a stranger than in the nursery days when he had never come home till after dark.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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13  The library was almost the only surviving portion of the old manor-house of Bellomont: a long spacious room, revealing the traditions of the mother-country in its classically-cased doors, the Dutch tiles of the chimney, and the elaborate hob-grate with its shining brass urns.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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14  Her small pale face seemed the mere setting of a pair of dark exaggerated eyes, of which the visionary gaze contrasted curiously with her self-assertive tone and gestures; so that, as one of her friends observed, she was like a disembodied spirit who took up a great deal of room.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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15  It was Mrs. Trenor's theory that her daughters actually did go to church every Sunday; but their French governess's convictions calling her to the rival fane, and the fatigues of the week keeping their mother in her room till luncheon, there was seldom any one present to verify the fact.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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16  Feeling no desire for the self-communion which awaited her in her room, she lingered on the broad stairway, looking down into the hall below, where the last card-players were grouped about the tray of tall glasses and silver-collared decanters which the butler had just placed on a low table near the fire.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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17  Mrs. George Dorset, regardless of the mild efforts of a traveller with a carpet-bag, who was doing his best to make room for her by getting out of the train, stood in the middle of the aisle, diffusing about her that general sense of exasperation which a pretty woman on her travels not infrequently creates.
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