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1  If sleep came at all, it might be a sleep without waking.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
2  Slowly the thought of the word faded, and sleep began to enfold her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
3  But on her bed sleep would not come, and she lay face to face with the fact that she hated Lily Bart.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
4  Before this she had sent her maid to enquire if she might see Mrs. Dorset; but the reply came back that the latter was tired, and trying to sleep.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
5  Of late the sleep it had brought her had been more broken and less profound; there had been nights when she was perpetually floating up through it to consciousness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
6  She settled herself into an easier position, hollowing her arm to pillow the round downy head, and holding her breath lest a sound should disturb the sleeping child.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
7  The magic place was deserted: there was no sound but the splash of the water on the lily-pads, and a distant drift of music that might have been blown across a sleeping lake.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
8  It was not the stealing sense of sleep, but a vivid wakeful fatigue, a wan lucidity of mind against which all the possibilities of the future were shadowed forth gigantically.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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9  All through her troubled sleep she had been conscious of having no space to toss in, and the long effort to remain motionless made her feel as if she had spent her night in a train.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
10  But in the sleep which the phial procured she sank far below such half-waking visitations, sank into depths of dreamless annihilation from which she woke each morning with an obliterated past.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
11  Regina's she had spent her days in the streets, partly to escape from the uncongenial promiscuities of the boarding-house, and partly in the hope that physical fatigue would help her to sleep.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
12  A fire shone through the polished flanks of the iron stove, and near it stood a crib in which a baby was sitting upright, with incipient anxiety struggling for expression on a countenance still placid with sleep.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
13  The mere touch of the packet thrilled her tired nerves with the delicious promise of a night of sleep, and in the reaction from her momentary fear she felt as if the first fumes of drowsiness were already stealing over her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
14  She was exhausted by the reaction of a night without sleep, coming after many nights of rest artificially obtained; and in the distorting light of fatigue the future stretched out before her grey, interminable and desolate.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
15  The faces about her flowed by like the streaming images of sleep: she hardly noticed where Selden was leading her, till they passed through a glass doorway at the end of the long suite of rooms and stood suddenly in the fragrant hush of a garden.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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16  She was still languid from her brief sleep and the exhilaration of the evening, and the sight of Selden's writing brought back the culminating moment of her triumph: the moment when she had read in his eyes that no philosophy was proof against her power.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
17  Lily was feeling the pleasant languor which is youth's penalty for dancing till dawn; but her mother, in spite of a few lines about the mouth, and under the yellow waves on her temples, was as alert, determined and high in colour as if she had risen from an untroubled sleep.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
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