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1  Selden and Lily stood still, accepting the unreality of the scene as a part of their own dream-like sensations.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
2  The scene in the Brys' conservatory had been like a part of her dreams; she had not expected to wake to such evidence of its reality.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
3  The fragrance of the late blossoms seemed an emanation of the tranquil scene, a landscape tutored to the last degree of rural elegance.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
4  Selden, who had put one of these seats to the test, found himself, from an angle of the ball-room, surveying the scene with frank enjoyment.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
5  In his own mind there was only a lazy sense of pleasure, veiling the sharp edges of sensation as the September haze veiled the scene at their feet.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
6  Lily had no real intimacy with nature, but she had a passion for the appropriate and could be keenly sensitive to a scene which was the fitting background of her own sensations.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
7  For an immeasurable second the two spectators of the incident were silent; then the house-door closed, the hansom rolled off, and the whole scene slipped by as if with the turn of a stereopticon.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
8  It certainly appeared, as he said, that Mrs. Dorset was the more active participant in the scene: her neighbour seemed to receive her advances with a temperate zest which did not distract him from his dinner.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
9  She turned away as she spoke, letting him strut at her side through the gathering groups on the terrace, while every nerve in her throbbed with the consciousness of what Selden must have thought of the scene.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
10  She was sure, now, that her visitor's manner conveyed a threat; but, expert as she was in certain directions, there was nothing in her experience to prepare her for the exact significance of the present scene.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
11  It was the moment for tact; for the quick bridging over of gaps; but Selden still leaned against the window, a detached observer of the scene, and under the spell of his observation Lily felt herself powerless to exert her usual arts.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
12  To do so might be to provoke a scene; and a scene, in the shaken state of Mrs. Peniston's nerves, with the effects of her dinner not worn off, and her mind still tremulous with new impressions, was a risk she deemed it her duty to avoid.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
13  That lady's dread of a scene gave her an inexorableness which the greatest strength of character could not have produced, since it was independent of all considerations of right or wrong; and knowing this, Lily seldom ventured to assail it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
14  She had once picked up, in a house where she was staying, a translation of the EUMENIDES, and her imagination had been seized by the high terror of the scene where Orestes, in the cave of the oracle, finds his implacable huntresses asleep, and snatches an hour's repose.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
15  The spot was charming, and Lily was not insensible to the charm, or to the fact that her presence enhanced it; but she was not accustomed to taste the joys of solitude except in company, and the combination of a handsome girl and a romantic scene struck her as too good to be wasted.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
16  She and Bertha had never been on confidential terms, but at such a crisis the barriers of reserve must surely fall: Dorset's wild allusions to the scene of the morning made Lily feel that they were down already, and that any attempt to rebuild them would be beyond Bertha's strength.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
17  It was the kind of scene in which Lily had often pictured herself as taking the principal part, and on this occasion the fact that she was once more merely a casual spectator, instead of the mystically veiled figure occupying the centre of attention, strengthened her resolve to assume the latter part before the year was over.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
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