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1  I was wondering if I should be able to have a word with you before the special snatches us away.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
2  In ordinary talk they might have passed unheeded; but following on her prolonged pause they acquired a special meaning.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
3  To the remaining members of the party Lily gave no special thought; wherever they were, they were not likely to interfere with her plans.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
4  A special appositeness was given to these reflections by the discovery, in a neighbouring pew, of the serious profile and neatly-trimmed beard of Mr. Percy Gryce.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
5  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
6  It was the "simple country wedding" to which guests are convoyed in special trains, and from which the hordes of the uninvited have to be fended off by the intervention of the police.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
7  Sam Gormer and his special cronies stood indeed a little in awe of her; but Mattie's following, headed by Paul Morpeth, made her feel that they prized her for the very qualities they most conspicuously lacked.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
8  In fact, when she looked at the other women about her, and recalled the image she had brought away from her own glass, it did not seem as though any special skill would be needed to repair her blunder and bring him once more to her feet.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
9  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
10  She understood clearly enough that, even if she could ever learn to compete with hands formed from childhood for their special work, the small pay she received would not be a sufficient addition to her income to compensate her for such drudgery.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
11  Once, however, she had had a special edition of the Sarum Rule printed in rubric and presented to every clergyman in the diocese; and the gilt album in which their letters of thanks were pasted formed the chief ornament of her drawing-room table.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
12  It was in just such company, the fine flower and complete expression of the state she aspired to, that the differences came out with special poignancy, her grace cheapening the other women's smartness as her finely-discriminated silences made their chatter dull.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
13  Still, Dorset's spasmodic temper, and his wife's reckless disregard of appearances, gave the situation a peculiar insecurity; and it was less from the sense of any special relation to the case than from a purely professional zeal, that Selden resolved to guide the pair to safety.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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14  She might not, indeed, be accessible to visitors, especially to a visitor so unwelcome, and against whom it was quite possible that she had guarded herself by special orders; but Lily had written a note which she meant to send up with her name, and which she thought would secure her admission.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
15  She had always consistently ignored the world of outer aspirants, or had recognized its individual members only when prompted by motives of self-interest; and the very capriciousness of her condescensions had, as Lily was aware, given them special value in the eyes of the persons she distinguished.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
16  The strident setting of the restaurant, in which their table seemed set apart in a special glare of publicity, and the presence at it of little Dabham of the "Riviera Notes," emphasized the ideals of a world where conspicuousness passed for distinction, and the society column had become the roll of fame.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
17  Lily had no desire that they should recognize any social difference in her; but she had hoped to be received as their equal, and perhaps before long to show herself their superior by a special deftness of touch, and it was humiliating to find that, after two months of drudgery, she still betrayed her lack of early training.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
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