1 She walked up and down the room with blind irregular steps.
2 He had halted opposite the Trenors' corner, and Selden perforce stayed his steps also.
3 And with that she had to content herself, and hasten on to the expectant group on the steps.
4 In her confusion she stumbled against a man who was hurrying down the last steps of the elevated station.
5 The sound of steps in the hall, and of the butler's voice preceding them, poured fresh energy into her veins.
6 Seating herself on the upper step of the terrace, Lily leaned her head against the honeysuckles wreathing the balustrade.
7 Lily turned to obey; but as she did so, Mrs. Dorset, who had paused on her way out, moved a few steps back toward the table.
8 There was a movement behind her, a scattering of steps and voices: it was evident that the party about the tea-table was breaking up.
9 They grew to sudden acuteness as she caught sight of George Dorset descending the steps of the Hotel de Paris and making for her across the square.
10 It came vividly to Selden on the Casino steps that Monte Carlo had, more than any other place he knew, the gift of accommodating itself to each man's humour.
11 Selden ran eagerly up the steps and pulled the bell; and even in his state of self-absorption it came as a sharp surprise to him that the door should open so promptly.
12 A few steps brought them to the ladies' door of the hotel he had named, and a moment later he was seated opposite to her, and the waiter had placed the tea-tray between them.
13 She turned away, as though to mark that its final term had in fact been reached, and he followed her for a few steps with a baffled sense of her having after all kept the game in her own hands.
14 It was with that object that, a year earlier, he had fixed his affections on Miss Bart; but in the interval he had mounted nearer to the goal, while she had lost the power to abbreviate the remaining steps of the way.
15 He had figured once or twice at the Trenor dinners, and had learned to speak with just the right note of disdain of the big Van Osburgh crushes; and all he now needed was a wife whose affiliations would shorten the last tedious steps of his ascent.
16 But today her steps were irresistibly drawn toward the flaring plate-glass corner; she tried to take the lower crossing, but a laden dray crowded her back, and she struck across the street obliquely, reaching the sidewalk just opposite the chemist's door.
17 He was already annoyed with himself for having left Monte Carlo, where he had intended to pass the week which remained to him before sailing; but it would now be difficult to return on his steps without an appearance of inconsistency from which his pride recoiled.
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