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The House of Mirth
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  • Here, amid the blaze of crowded baccarat tables, he caught sight of Lord Hubert Dacey, seated with his habitual worn smile behind a rapidly dwindling heap of gold.
  • In its light everything else dwindled and fell away from her.
  • She had a sense of deeper empoverishment—of an inner destitution compared to which outward conditions dwindled into insignificance.
  • She could not have remained in New York without repaying the money she owed to Trenor; to acquit herself of that odious debt she might even have faced a marriage with Rosedale; but the accident of placing the Atlantic between herself and her obligations made them dwindle out of sight as if they had been milestones and she had travelled past them.

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  • Her savings dwindled down
  • I started the diet with good intentions, but my resolution dwindled over time.

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