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1  That it was her real self, every pulse in him ardently denied.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
2  He was closer still, with a hand that grew formidable; and the frightened self in her was dragging the other down.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
3  But the sense of loneliness returned with redoubled force as she saw herself forever shut out from Selden's inmost self.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
4  But all the while another self was sharpening her to vigilance, whispering the terrified warning that every word and gesture must be measured.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
5  It is less mortifying to believe one's self unpopular than insignificant, and vanity prefers to assume that indifference is a latent form of unfriendliness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
6  She understood now that she could not go forth and leave her old self with him: that self must indeed live on in his presence, but it must still continue to be hers.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
7  If one did drag one's self out of bed at such an hour, and come down fresh and radiant to the monotony of note-writing, some special recognition of the sacrifice seemed fitting.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
8  It was as though a great blaze of electric light had been turned on in her head, and her poor little anguished self shrank and cowered in it, without knowing where to take refuge.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
9  She knew that this generosity to self is one of the forms of meanness, and she resolved so to identify herself with her husband's vanity that to gratify her wishes would be to him the most exquisite form of self-indulgence.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
10  The air of improvisation was in fact strikingly present: so recent, so rapidly-evoked was the whole MISE-EN-SCENE that one had to touch the marble columns to learn they were not of cardboard, to seat one's self in one of the damask-and-gold arm-chairs to be sure it was not painted against the wall.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
11  To Gerty herself it would once have seemed impossible that she should ever again talk freely with him of Lily Bart; but what had passed in the secrecy of her own breast seemed to resolve itself, when the mist of the struggle cleared, into a breaking down of the bounds of self, a deflecting of the wasted personal emotion into the general current of human understanding.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8