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1  The journey back to town had not been calculated to soothe her nerves.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
2  A few days after her return to town she had the unpleasant surprise of a visit from Mr. Rosedale.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
3  In town she returned to preoccupations which, for the moment, had the happy effect of banishing troublesome thoughts.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
4  Meanwhile, as October advanced she had to face the alternative of returning to the Trenors or joining her aunt in town.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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5  She returned to town in a glow of rejuvenation, conscious of a clearer colour in her cheeks, a fresh elasticity in her muscles.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
6  As Lily's silence left him with this allusion on his hands, he added with a confidential smile: "Gus Trenor has promised to come to town on purpose."
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
7  One was from Mrs. Trenor, who announced that she was coming to town that afternoon for a flying visit, and hoped Miss Bart would be able to dine with her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
8  Since the holidays she had not urged Lily to return to Bellomont, and the first time they met in town Lily fancied there was a shade of coldness in her manner.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
9  In the evening also Lily found herself alone, for her aunt, who rarely dined out, had responded to the summons of a Van Alstyne cousin who was passing through town.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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10  She broke off, laughing, to explain that she had come up to town from Tuxedo, on her way to the Gus Trenors' at Bellomont, and had missed the three-fifteen train to Rhinebeck.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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11  Judy has promised to ask him to dine when we get to town, but I can't induce her to have him at Bellomont, and if you would let me bring him up now it would make a lot of difference.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
12  On the present occasion, however, a variety of reasons had combined to bring her to town; and foremost among them was the fact that she had fewer invitations than usual for the autumn.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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13  It did not occur to her that Selden might have been actuated merely by the desire to spend a Sunday out of town: women never learn to dispense with the sentimental motive in their judgments of men.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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14  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.
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15  In Mrs. Peniston's youth, fashion had returned to town in October; therefore on the tenth day of the month the blinds of her Fifth Avenue residence were drawn up, and the eyes of the Dying Gladiator in bronze who occupied the drawing-room window resumed their survey of that deserted thoroughfare.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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16  Even fortunes supposed to be independent of the market either betrayed a secret dependence on it, or suffered from a sympathetic affection: fashion sulked in its country houses, or came to town incognito, general entertainments were discountenanced, and informality and short dinners became the fashion.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
17  She waited long enough on the doorstep to wonder that Judy's presence in town was not signalized by a greater promptness in admitting her; and her surprise was increased when, instead of the expected footman, pushing his shoulders into a tardy coat, a shabby care-taking person in calico let her into the shrouded hall.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
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