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1  Miss Bart accepted this exhortation in a spirit of the purest impartiality.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
2  She felt an intense longing to prolong, to perpetuate, the momentary exaltation of her spirit.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
3  But her confession would have to be postponed; and the chill of the delay settled heavily on her fagged spirit.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
4  To Gerty Farish's hopeful spirit a solution appeared to have been reached when she remembered how beautifully Lily could trim hats.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
5  At the thought her spirits began to rise: it was characteristic of her that one trifling piece of good fortune should give wings to all her hopes.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
6  Molly said she never saw her looking better; she was in tremendous spirits, and said she had made a match between Evie Van Osburgh and Percy Gryce.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
7  But gradually the captive's gasps grew fainter, or the other paid less heed to them: the horizon expanded, the air grew stronger, and the free spirit quivered for flight.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
8  Though it was nearly dinner-time when she arrived, her hostess was still out, and the firelit quiet of the small silent house descended on her spirit with a sense of peace and familiarity.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
9  The excursionists would be gone at least four hours; Lily and Selden had the whole afternoon before them, and the sense of leisure and safety gave the last touch of lightness to her spirit.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
10  She "went through" the linen and blankets in the precise spirit of the penitent exploring the inner folds of conscience; she sought for moths as the stricken soul seeks for lurking infirmities.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
11  Through the long hours of silence the dark spirit of fatigue and loneliness crouched upon her breast, leaving her so drained of bodily strength that her morning thoughts swam in a haze of weakness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
12  Then it had had a transparency through which the fluctuations of the spirit were sometimes tragically visible; now its impenetrable surface suggested a process of crystallization which had fused her whole being into one hard brilliant substance.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
13  The dinner, meanwhile, was moving to its triumphant close, to the evident satisfaction of Mrs. Bry, who, throned in apoplectic majesty between Lord Skiddaw and Lord Hubert, seemed in spirit to be calling on Mrs. Fisher to witness her achievement.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
14  It was apparently Trenor himself who had been occupying the seat in question, for it was overhung by a cloud of cigar smoke, and near it stood one of those intricate folding tables which British ingenuity has devised to facilitate the circulation of tobacco and spirits.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
15  Her small pale face seemed the mere setting of a pair of dark exaggerated eyes, of which the visionary gaze contrasted curiously with her self-assertive tone and gestures; so that, as one of her friends observed, she was like a disembodied spirit who took up a great deal of room.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2