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The Age of Innocence
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  • It was impossible for Archer to discuss the necessity of May’s accompanying her father.
  • But they were generally accompanied by a sense of compunction and self-abasement of which Newland Archer felt no trace.
  • As was the custom in old-fashioned Episcopalian New York, she usually accompanied her parents to church on Sunday afternoons; but Mrs. Welland condoned her truancy, having that very morning won her over to the necessity of a long engagement, with time to prepare a hand-embroidered trousseau containing the proper number of dozens.
  • Archer did not accompany his son to Versailles.
  • It was agreed that Mrs. Welland could not possibly go to Jersey City because she was to accompany her husband to old Catherine’s that afternoon, and the brougham could not be spared, since, if Mr. Welland were "upset" by seeing his mother-in-law for the first time after her attack, he might have to be taken home at a moment’s notice.

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  • The nurse accompanied the old woman everywhere.
  • The exact numbers are shown in the accompanying table.

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