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1  Lily thought she understood the reason of the rebuff.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
2  She understood well enough the nature of the task before her.
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Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 4
3  Lily understood the situation and could make allowances for it.
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Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
4  She understood his motives, for her own course was guided by as nice calculations.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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5  Rosedale had remained over an hour, and she understood that it was now too late to hope for Selden.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
6  She understood only that before her lay a letter written by Bertha Dorset, and addressed, presumably, to Lawrence Selden.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
7  At the time, I understood that he was speculating with my own money: it was incredibly stupid of me, but I knew nothing of business.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
8  It was understood that Miss Bart should fill the gap in such emergencies, and she usually recognized the obligation without a murmur.
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9  She understood that Rosedale was ready to lend her money; and the longing to take advantage of his offer began to haunt her insidiously.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
10  The peculiar charm of her feeling for Selden was that she understood it; she could put her finger on every link of the chain that was drawing them together.
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Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
11  Not that SHE ever understood: to this day she thinks that Aix didn't suit her, and mentions her having been sent there as proof of the incompetence of French doctors.
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12  Selden understood the symptoms: he recognized the fact that he was paying up, as there had always been a chance of his having to pay up, for the voluntary exclusions of his past.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
13  To a less illuminated intelligence Mrs. Bart's counsels might have been dangerous; but Lily understood that beauty is only the raw material of conquest, and that to convert it into success other arts are required.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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14  Gerty could smile now at her own early dream of her friend's renovation through adversity: she understood clearly enough that Lily was not of those to whom privation teaches the unimportance of what they have lost.
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Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
15  She understood clearly enough that, even if she could ever learn to compete with hands formed from childhood for their special work, the small pay she received would not be a sufficient addition to her income to compensate her for such drudgery.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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16  Lily, perceiving all this, understood that he would marry her at once, on the sole condition of a reconciliation with Mrs. Dorset; and the temptation was the less easy to put aside because, little by little, circumstances were breaking down her dislike for Rosedale.
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17  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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Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
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