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1  Happily for both, there was little physical strength to sustain his frenzy.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
2  She wanted to write at once, while she could trust to the strength of her resolve.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
3  The strength was more and more needed as the perplexities of her future increased.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
4  Her voice had gathered strength, and she looked him gravely in the eyes as she continued.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
5  A faint glow of returning strength seemed to pass into Lily from the pressure of the supporting arm.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
6  The strength of the victory shone forth from her as she lifted her irradiated face from the child on her knees.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
7  The drug gave her a momentary illusion of complete renewal, from which she drew strength to take up her daily work.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
8  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
9  Carry Fisher, on the strength, as she frankly owned, of the Brys' Newport success, had taken for the autumn months a small house at Tuxedo; and thither Lily was bound on the Sunday after Dorset's visit.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
10  And she had felt, even in the full storm of her misery, that Selden's love could not be her ultimate refuge; only it would be so sweet to take a moment's shelter there, while she gathered fresh strength to go on.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
11  That lady's dread of a scene gave her an inexorableness which the greatest strength of character could not have produced, since it was independent of all considerations of right or wrong; and knowing this, Lily seldom ventured to assail it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
12  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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
13  She and Bertha had never been on confidential terms, but at such a crisis the barriers of reserve must surely fall: Dorset's wild allusions to the scene of the morning made Lily feel that they were down already, and that any attempt to rebuild them would be beyond Bertha's strength.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
14  Whence the strength came to her she knew not; but an insistent voice warned her that she must leave the house openly, and nerved her, in the hall before the hovering care taker, to exchange light words with Trenor, and charge him with the usual messages for Judy, while all the while she shook with inward loathing.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
15  Lily breasted the storm of enquiries as best she could, explaining that she had had an attack of faintness on her way back from Carry Fisher's; that, fearing she would not have strength to reach home, she had gone to Miss Farish's instead; but that a quiet night had restored her, and that she had no need of a doctor.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
16  He paused long enough to draw breath, but not to give her time for the expression of her gathering resistance; and as he pressed on, expounding and elucidating his idea with the directness of the man who has no doubts of his cause, she found the indignation gradually freezing on her lip, found herself held fast in the grasp of his argument by the mere cold strength of its presentation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
17  For this reason he had been especially pleased to learn that she would, as usual, attend the young Trenors to church on Sunday morning; and as he paced the gravel sweep before the door, his light overcoat on his arm and his prayer-book in one carefully-gloved hand, he reflected agreeably on the strength of character which kept her true to her early training in surroundings so subversive to religious principles.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
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