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1  It would be a curious thing to study the effect of cigarettes on the relation of the sexes.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
2  To the honour of her sex, however, hatred of Lily prevailed over more personal considerations.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
3  And Mrs. Trenor, glowing with her sex's eagerness to smooth the course of true love, enveloped Lily in a long embrace.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
4  She raised the troubled loveliness of her face to Mrs. Peniston, vainly hoping that a sight so moving to the other sex might not be without effect upon her own.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
5  He was aware that the qualities distinguishing her from the herd of her sex were chiefly external: as though a fine glaze of beauty and fastidiousness had been applied to vulgar clay.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
6  The collective nature of her interests exempted her from the ordinary rivalries of her sex, and she knew no more personal emotion than that of hatred for the woman who presumed to give bigger dinners or have more amusing house-parties than herself.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
7  As her social talents, backed by Mr. Trenor's bank-account, almost always assured her ultimate triumph in such competitions, success had developed in her an unscrupulous good nature toward the rest of her sex, and in Miss Bart's utilitarian classification of her friends, Mrs. Trenor ranked as the woman who was least likely to "go back" on her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4