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1  That was the secret of his way of readjusting her vision.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
2  Indignation quivered on her lip; but it was quelled by the secret voice which warned her that she must not quarrel with him.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
3  She would not indeed have cared to marry a man who was merely rich: she was secretly ashamed of her mother's crude passion for money.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
4  These were her superficial considerations; but under them lurked the secret dread that the obligation might not always remain intolerable.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
5  Most timidities have such secret compensations, and Miss Bart was discerning enough to know that the inner vanity is generally in proportion to the outer self-depreciation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
6  She had come to him with no definite purpose; the mere longing to see him had directed her; but the secret hope she had carried with her suddenly revealed itself in its death-pang.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
7  It was true that she meant to use the accident of his presence as part of a very definite effect; or that, at least, was the secret pretext she had found for breaking her promise to walk with Mr. Gryce.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
8  She had even felt a momentary exhilaration at the thought of thus relieving herself of her detested secret; but the sensation gradually faded in the telling, and as she ended her pallour was suffused with a deep blush of misery.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
9  Though Evie Van Osburgh's engagement was still officially a secret, it was one of which the innumerable intimate friends of the family were already possessed; and the trainful of returning guests buzzed with allusions and anticipations.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
10  Gerty had but an obscure conception of what Lily's actual experience had been: but its consequences had established a lasting hold on her pity since the memorable night when she had offered up her own secret hope to her friend's extremity.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
11  The mere fact of growing richer at a time when most people's investments are shrinking, is calculated to attract envious attention; and according to Wall Street rumours, Welly Bry and Rosedale had found the secret of performing this miracle.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
12  But now she saw how far short of the mark she had fallen; and the surprise of learning that he had discovered the secret of the letters left her, for the moment, unconscious of the special use to which he was in the act of putting his knowledge.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
13  The topmost shelf of every closet was made to yield up its secret, cellar and coal-bin were probed to their darkest depths and, as a final stage in the lustral rites, the entire house was swathed in penitential white and deluged with expiatory soapsuds.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
14  Though she boasted an unequalled familiarity with the secret chronicles of society, she had the innocence of the school-girl who regards wickedness as a part of "history," and to whom it never occurs that the scandals she reads of in lesson-hours may be repeating themselves in the next street.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
15  Even fortunes supposed to be independent of the market either betrayed a secret dependence on it, or suffered from a sympathetic affection: fashion sulked in its country houses, or came to town incognito, general entertainments were discountenanced, and informality and short dinners became the fashion.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
16  All the secret ambitions which Mrs. Gormer's native indolence, and the attitude of her companions, kept in habitual abeyance, were now germinating afresh in the glow of Bertha's advances; and whatever the cause of the latter, Lily saw that, if they were followed up, they were likely to have a disturbing effect upon her own future.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6