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1  For a long time she had refused to play bridge.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
2  The worst of it is that she would have been so useful at the right time.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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3  She turned to Selden, who replied that he had heard it drive away some time since.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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4  My dear Lily, I haven't had time for a word with you, and now I suppose you are just off.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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5  Mrs. Peniston again paused, but this time her scrutiny addressed itself, not to the furniture, but to her niece.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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6  With so much time to talk, and no definite object to be led up to, she could taste the rare joys of mental vagrancy.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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7  Lily could not recall the time when there had been money enough, and in some vague way her father seemed always to blame for the deficiency.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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8  There was room for her, after all, in this crowded selfish world of pleasure whence, so short a time since, her poverty had seemed to exclude her.
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9  "You see I came after all," he said; but before she had time to answer, Mrs. Dorset, breaking away from a lifeless colloquy with her host, had stepped between them with a little gesture of appropriation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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10  Even to the eyes of infancy, Mrs. Hudson Bart had appeared young; but Lily could not recall the time when her father had not been bald and slightly stooping, with streaks of grey in his hair, and a tired walk.
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11  Lily smiled: she knew that Selden had always been kind to his dull cousin, and she had sometimes wondered why he wasted so much time in such an unremunerative manner; but now the thought gave her a vague pleasure.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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12  The system might at first necessitate a resort to some of the very shifts and expedients from which she intended it should free her; but she felt sure that in a short time she would be able to play the game in her own way.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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13  She had so long been accustomed to pass from one country-house to another, till the close of the holidays brought her friends to town, that the unfilled gaps of time confronting her produced a sharp sense of waning popularity.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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14  For a long time Mr. Gryce and the omnibus had the gravel sweep to themselves; but, far from regretting this deplorable indifference on the part of the other guests, he found himself nourishing the hope that Miss Bart might be unaccompanied.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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15  She had just time to take her seat before the train started; but having arranged herself in her corner with the instinctive feeling for effect which never forsook her, she glanced about in the hope of seeing some other member of the Trenors' party.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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16  She understood only that her modest investments were to be mysteriously multiplied without risk to herself; and the assurance that this miracle would take place within a short time, that there would be no tedious interval for suspense and reaction, relieved her of her lingering scruples.
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17  She could never afterward recall how long the duel lasted, or what was the decisive stroke which finally, after a lapse of time recorded in minutes by the clock, in hours by the precipitate beat of her pulses, put her in possession of the letters; she knew only that the door had finally closed, and that she stood alone with the packet in her hand.
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