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1  Mrs. Peniston put down her work again.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
2  Lily pushed aside her finished work with a dry smile.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
3  As she returned to her work she heard a titter pass down the tables.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
4  She was almost sure she had "landed" him: a few days' work and she would win her reward.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
5  Yes; but I have tried to remain amphibious: it's all right as long as one's lungs can work in another air.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
6  The drug gave her a momentary illusion of complete renewal, from which she drew strength to take up her daily work.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
7  As she did so, the woman paused in her work and looked up curiously, resting her clenched red fists on the wet cloth she had just drawn from her pail.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
8  For a moment her heart beat incoherently, then she felt the sobering touch of fact, and remembered that such calls were not unknown in her charitable work.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
9  Lily had taken up her work early in January: it was now two months later, and she was still being rebuked for her inability to sew spangles on a hat-frame.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
10  He had reason to think that his three months of engrossing professional work, following on the sharp shock of his disillusionment, had cleared his mind of its sentimental vapours.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
11  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
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12  Five minutes' talk sufficed to show that some alien influence had been at work, and that it had not so much subdued his resentment as weakened his will, so that he moved under it in a state of apathy, like a dangerous lunatic who has been drugged.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
13  An uncle had left him a collection already noted among bibliophiles; the existence of the collection was the only fact that had ever shed glory on the name of Gryce, and the nephew took as much pride in his inheritance as though it had been his own work.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
14  Bertha had been kind to her, they had lived together, during the last months, on terms of easy friendship, and the sense of friction of which Lily had recently become aware seemed to make it the more urgent that she should work undividedly in her friend's interest.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
15  Remote was the day when she might aspire to exercise the talents she felt confident of possessing; only experienced workers were entrusted with the delicate art of shaping and trimming the hat, and the forewoman still held her inexorably to the routine of preparatory work.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
16  Chance encounters, or even the repeated mention of her name, would send his thoughts back into grooves from which he had resolutely detached them; whereas, if she could be entirely excluded from his life, the pressure of new and varied impressions, with which no thought of her was connected, would soon complete the work of separation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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17  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
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