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1  She caught Gerty's wrists, and drew her close to the window.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
2  She looked up and saw a light in his window; then she crossed the street and entered the house.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
3  The glare from the jeweller's window, deepening the pallour of her face, gave to its delicate lines the sharpness of a tragic mask.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
4  The sunlight slanted joyously down Lily's street, mellowed the blistered house-front, gilded the paintless railings of the door-step, and struck prismatic glories from the panes of her darkened window.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
5  The outer air, penned between high buildings, brought no freshness through the window; steam-heat was beginning to sing in a coil of dingy pipes, and a smell of cooking penetrated the crack of the door.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
6  Fifth Avenue had become a nightly torrent of carriages surging upward to the fashionable quarters about the Park, where illuminated windows and outspread awnings betokened the usual routine of hospitality.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
7  He noticed too that there was a pot of pansies on one of the window sills, and at once concluded that the window must be hers: it was inevitable that he should connect her with the one touch of beauty in the dingy scene.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
8  The windows stood open to the sparkling freshness of the September morning, and between the yellow boughs she caught a perspective of hedges and parterres leading by degrees of lessening formality to the free undulations of the park.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
9  It was the moment for tact; for the quick bridging over of gaps; but Selden still leaned against the window, a detached observer of the scene, and under the spell of his observation Lily felt herself powerless to exert her usual arts.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
10  The air was closer than usual, because Miss Haines, who had a cold, had not allowed a window to be opened even during the noon recess; and Lily's head was so heavy with the weight of a sleepless night that the chatter of her companions had the incoherence of a dream.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
11  She had always been a looker-on at life, and her mind resembled one of those little mirrors which her Dutch ancestors were accustomed to affix to their upper windows, so that from the depths of an impenetrable domesticity they might see what was happening in the street.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
12  If these two factors seem incompatible to the student of feminine psychology, it must be remembered that Gerty had always been a parasite in the moral order, living on the crumbs of other tables, and content to look through the window at the banquet spread for her friends.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
13  She noticed the letters and notes heaped on the table among his gloves and sticks; then she found herself in a small library, dark but cheerful, with its walls of books, a pleasantly faded Turkey rug, a littered desk and, as he had foretold, a tea-tray on a low table near the window.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
14  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
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
15  She looked down the long table, studying its occupants one by one, from Gus Trenor, with his heavy carnivorous head sunk between his shoulders, as he preyed on a jellied plover, to his wife, at the opposite end of the long bank of orchids, suggestive, with her glaring good-looks, of a jeweller's window lit by electricity.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
16  From the window in which they presently found themselves installed, they overlooked the intense blue curve of the harbour, set between the verdure of twin promontories: to the right, the cliff of Monaco, topped by the mediaeval silhouette of its church and castle, to the left the terraces and pinnacles of the gambling-house.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
17  There was not the least trace of embarrassment in his voice, and as he spoke, leaning slightly against the jamb of the window, and letting his eyes rest on her in the frank enjoyment of her grace, she felt with a faint chill of regret that he had gone back without an effort to the footing on which they had stood before their last talk together.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
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