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1  He felt himself flung back on all the ugly uncertainties from which he thought he had cast loose forever.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
2  A cup of tea in quiet, somewhere out of the noise and ugliness, seemed for the moment the one solace she could bear.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
3  He had a confused sense that she must have cost a great deal to make, that a great many dull and ugly people must, in some mysterious way, have been sacrificed to produce her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
4  Selden, immersed in his work, had told himself that external conditions did not matter to a man in his state, and that cold and ugliness were a good tonic for relaxed sensibilities.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
5  She had suffered for the very faithfulness with which she had carried out her part of the tacit compact, but the part was not a handsome one at best, and she saw it now in all the ugliness of failure.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 4
6  The worst of it was that, in interpreting Miss Bart's state of mind, so many alternative readings were possible; and one of these, in Selden's troubled mind, took the ugly form suggested by Mrs. Fisher.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
7  She revolted from the complacent ugliness of Mrs. Peniston's black walnut, from the slippery gloss of the vestibule tiles, and the mingled odour of sapolio and furniture-polish that met her at the door.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
8  The New York winter had presented an interminable perspective of snow-burdened days, reaching toward a spring of raw sunshine and furious air, when the ugliness of things rasped the eye as the gritty wind ground into the skin.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
9  It mitigated the ugliness of the long crowded thoroughfare, blurred the gaunt roof-lines, threw a mauve veil over the discouraging perspective of the side streets, and gave a touch of poetry to the delicate haze of green that marked the entrance to the Park.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
10  For a while she had been sustained by this desire for privacy and independence; but now, perhaps from increasing physical weariness, the lassitude brought about by hours of unwonted confinement, she was beginning to feel acutely the ugliness and discomfort of her surroundings.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
11  Certainly no one need have confessed such acquiescence in her lot as was revealed in the "useful" colour of Gerty Farish's gown and the subdued lines of her hat: it is almost as stupid to let your clothes betray that you know you are ugly as to have them proclaim that you think you are beautiful.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8