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This plan had the advantage of enabling him to send Jotham to the Flats after dinner to meet Zenobia, while he himself took the lumber down to the village.
Edith Wharton
Ethan Frome, VI   Context
It was the first scene of open anger between the couple in their sad seven years together, and Ethan felt as if he had lost an irretrievable advantage in descending to the level of recrimination.
Edith Wharton
Ethan Frome, VII   Context
But she could not breathe long on the heights; there had been nothing in her training to develop any continuity of moral strength: what she craved, and really felt herself entitled to, was a situation in which the noblest attitude should also be the easiest.
Edith Wharton
House of Mirth, BOOK 2: Chapter 8   Context
The drug gave her a momentary illusion of complete renewal, from which she drew strength to take up her daily work.
Edith Wharton
House of Mirth, BOOK 2: Chapter 10   Context
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.
Edith Wharton
House of Mirth, BOOK 2: Chapter 10   Context
The strength of the victory shone forth from her as she lifted her irradiated face from the child on her knees.
Edith Wharton
House of Mirth, BOOK 2: Chapter 13   Context
She herself had grown up without any one spot of earth being dearer to her than another: there was no centre of early pieties, of grave endearing traditions, to which her heart could revert and from which it could draw strength for itself and tenderness for others.
Edith Wharton
House of Mirth, BOOK 2: Chapter 13   Context
Tomorrow would not be so difficult after all: she felt sure that she would have the strength to meet it.
Edith Wharton
House of Mirth, BOOK 2: Chapter 13   Context
Rosedale, if he saw no other means of advancing his acquaintance with her, was not above taking advantage of her nervousness.
Edith Wharton
House of Mirth, BOOK 1: Chapter 10   Context
However, there could be no doubt of the expediency of showing herself in his box on the opening night of the opera; and after all, since Judy Trenor had promised to take him up that winter, it was as well to reap the advantage of being first in the field.
Edith Wharton
House of Mirth, BOOK 1: Chapter 10   Context
A man has the advantage of being delivered early from the home point of view, and before Selden left college he had learned that there are as many different ways of going without money as of spending it.
Edith Wharton
House of Mirth, BOOK 1: Chapter 14   Context
Miss Bart went with the Gormers to Alaska; and the expedition, if it did not produce the effect anticipated by her friend, had at least the negative advantage of removing her from the fiery centre of criticism and discussion.
Edith Wharton
House of Mirth, BOOK 2: Chapter 5   Context
Here was, after all, something that her charming listless hands could really do; she had no doubt of their capacity for knotting a ribbon or placing a flower to advantage.
Edith Wharton
House of Mirth, BOOK 2: Chapter 10   Context
She understood that Rosedale was ready to lend her money; and the longing to take advantage of his offer began to haunt her insidiously.
Edith Wharton
House of Mirth, BOOK 2: Chapter 10   Context
There were pride, valour, and strength in his thick brows, his sensitive nostrils, and his large hazel eyes.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall   Context
His method had the additional advantage that if they were to take a cab he was all ready to follow them.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 4. Sir Henry Baskerville   Context
As it is, by an indiscreet eagerness, which was taken advantage of with extraordinary quickness and energy by our opponent, we have betrayed ourselves and lost our man.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 4. Sir Henry Baskerville   Context
He persisted until, at last, he had not sufficient strength to rise and cast his supper out of the loophole.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27   Context
The wall was built of rough stones, among which, to give strength to the structure, blocks of hewn stone were at intervals imbedded.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27   Context
If you do, I swear to you, for I have got to the end of my strength, that I will dash my brains out against the wall, and you will have my death to reproach yourself with.
Alexandre Dumas
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27   Context
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