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1  Mere display left her with a sense of superior distinction; but she felt an affinity to all the subtler manifestations of wealth.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
2  Ten months earlier the amount it stood for had represented the depths of penury; but her standard of values had changed in the interval, and now visions of wealth lurked in every flourish of the pen.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
3  Already his wealth, and the masterly use he had made of it, were giving him an enviable prominence in the world of affairs, and placing Wall Street under obligations which only Fifth Avenue could repay.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
4  She had affiliations of her own in every capital, and a facility for picking them up again after long absences; and the carefully disseminated rumour of the Brys' wealth had at once gathered about them a group of cosmopolitan pleasure-seekers.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
5  Lily felt a new interest in herself as a person of charitable instincts: she had never before thought of doing good with the wealth she had so often dreamed of possessing, but now her horizon was enlarged by the vision of a prodigal philanthropy.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
6  More completely than any other expression of wealth they symbolized the life she longed to lead, the life of fastidious aloofness and refinement in which every detail should have the finish of a jewel, and the whole form a harmonious setting to her own jewel-like rareness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
7  She saw that the whole weary work of rehabilitation must begin again, and against far greater odds, if Bertha Dorset should succeed in breaking up her friendship with the Gormers; and her longing for shelter and security was intensified by the passionate desire to triumph over Bertha, as only wealth and predominance could triumph over her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7