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The House of Mirth
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  • A man who lived in lodgings missed the best part of life—he pictured the flavourless solitude of Trenor’s repast, and felt a moment’s compassion for the man .
  • The repast had been the most difficult moment of the day.
  • During the little repast he kept the talk on his hostess, who, fluttered at being the centre of observation, shone as rosy as the candle-shades she had manufactured for the occasion.
  • The house, in its state of unnatural immaculateness and order, was as dreary as a tomb, and as Lily, turning from her brief repast between shrouded sideboards, wandered into the newly-uncovered glare of the drawing-room she felt as though she were buried alive in the stifling limits of Mrs. Peniston’s existence.
  • Nevertheless she was glad that, when she descended to the heat and glare of the dining-room, the repast was nearly over.

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  • Her typical evening repast consists of a cheeseburger, fries, and a milkshake.

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