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1  But she was unutterably tired; it was weariness to think connectedly.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
2  My dear, you look tired; I suppose it's the excitement of the wedding.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
3  I'm so tired of the TERRASSE: it's as dull as one of mother's dinners.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
4  The thought of having to wake every morning with this weight on her breast roused her tired mind to fresh effort.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
5  Before this she had sent her maid to enquire if she might see Mrs. Dorset; but the reply came back that the latter was tired, and trying to sleep.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
6  She felt so profoundly tired that she thought she must fall asleep at once; but as soon as she had lain down every nerve started once more into separate wakefulness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
7  She was not hungry, and had meant to go without luncheon; but she was too tired to return home, and the long perspective of white tables showed alluringly through the windows.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
8  She leaned on him for a moment, as if with a drop of tired wings: he felt as though her heart were beating rather with the stress of a long flight than the thrill of new distances.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
9  It seemed to tire him to rest, and he would sit for hours staring at the sea-line from a quiet corner of the verandah, while the clatter of his wife's existence went on unheeded a few feet off.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
10  He spoke pantingly, like a tired runner, with breaks of exhaustion between his words; and through the breaks she caught, as through the shifting rents of a fog, great golden vistas of peace and safety.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
11  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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
12  "It is only because I am tired and have such odious things to think about," she kept repeating; and it seemed an added injustice that petty cares should leave a trace on the beauty which was her only defence against them.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
13  The mere touch of the packet thrilled her tired nerves with the delicious promise of a night of sleep, and in the reaction from her momentary fear she felt as if the first fumes of drowsiness were already stealing over her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
14  She glanced at them a moment with the benign but vacant eye of the tired hostess, to whom her guests have become mere whirling spots in a kaleidoscope of fatigue; then her attention became suddenly fixed, and she seized on Miss Bart with a confidential gesture.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
15  She had supplemented her first gift by personal assistance to one or two of Miss Farish's most appealing subjects, and the admiration and interest her presence excited among the tired workers at the club ministered in a new form to her insatiable desire to please.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
16  "I believe I AM tired: I think I will go to bed," she said; and Mrs. Peniston, suddenly distracted by the discovery that the easel sustaining the late Mr. Peniston's crayon-portrait was not exactly in line with the sofa in front of it, presented an absent-minded brow to her kiss.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
17  It certainly simplified life to view it as a perpetual adjustment, a play of party politics, in which every concession had its recognized equivalent: Lily's tired mind was fascinated by this escape from fluctuating ethical estimates into a region of concrete weights and measures.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
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