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1  I am not frightened: that's not the word.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
2  At the word, Lily's face melted from locked anguish to the open misery of a child.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
3  My dear Lily, I haven't had time for a word with you, and now I suppose you are just off.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
4  I was wondering if I should be able to have a word with you before the special snatches us away.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
5  After luncheon, when Grace Stepney's prying eyes had been removed, Lily asked for a word with her aunt.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
6  In spite of the moderation of his tone, each word he spoke had the effect of confirming Lily's resistance.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
7  But all the while another self was sharpening her to vigilance, whispering the terrified warning that every word and gesture must be measured.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
8  Trenor, red and uncomfortable, had cut short his salutations on the pretext of a word to say to the head-waiter; and the rest of the group soon melted away in Mrs. Trenor's wake.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 4
9  Lily sat silent, taking the brunt of it quietly, letting it spend itself on her to the last drop of its accumulated falseness; then, without a word, she rose and went down to her cabin.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
10  Mrs. Trenor, true to her word, had shown no signs of expecting Lily at the bridge-table, and had even hinted to the other card-players that they were to betray no surprise at her unwonted defection.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
11  The woman at first seemed not to hear; then, without a word of excuse, she pushed back her pail and dragged a wet floor-cloth across the landing, keeping her eyes fixed on Lily while the latter swept by.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
12  Suddenly it struck him that his silence must seem almost as accusatory as that of the men he had despised for turning from her; but before he could find the fitting word she had cut him short with a question.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
13  Selden sat down beside her, waiting for her to speak, fearful lest any word he chose should touch too roughly on her wound, and kept also from free utterance by the wretched doubt which had slowly renewed itself within him.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
14  It was in this mind that he had been making his way back to the station when Miss Bart crossed his path; but though, after his brief word with her, he kept mechanically on his course, he was conscious of a gradual change in his purpose.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
15  Mrs. Haffen raised a suspicious glance: she was too experienced not to know that the traffic she was engaged in had perils as great as its rewards, and she had a vision of the elaborate machinery of revenge which a word of this commanding young lady's might set in motion.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
16  The latter, having presented himself on a Sunday afternoon, had lingered on through the dowdy animation of his cousin's tea-hour, conscious of something in her voice and eye which solicited a word apart; and as soon as the last visitor was gone Gerty opened her case by asking how lately he had seen Miss Bart.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
17  It would be difficult to follow her there, and still more difficult, should he do so, to contrive the opportunity for a private word; and he had almost decided on the unsatisfactory alternative of writing, when the ceaseless diorama of the square suddenly unrolled before him the figures of Lord Hubert and Mrs. Bry.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
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