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The House of Mirth
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  • "Oh, dear, I’m so hot and thirsty—and what a hideous place New York is!"
  • Then, drawing back with a little smile of warning—"I shall look hideous in dowdy clothes; but I can trim my own hats," she declared.
  • Yes, but scandal with it—a hideous mustering of tongues.
  • He glanced at the foolish pink-faced clock that was drumming out this hideous hour.
  • Can you imagine looking into your glass some morning and seeing a disfigurement—some hideous change that has come to you while you slept?
  • He glanced at the dirty and unpropitious corner on which they stood, with the shriek of the "elevated" and the tumult of trams and waggons contending hideously in their ears.
  • As she entered her bedroom, with its softly-shaded lights, her lace dressing-gown lying across the silken bedspread, her little embroidered slippers before the fire, a vase of carnations filling the air with perfume, and the last novels and magazines lying uncut on a table beside the reading-lamp, she had a vision of Miss Farish’s cramped flat, with its cheap conveniences and hideous wall-papers.

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  • The beast had hideous fangs.
  • He had a hideous scar running from his forehead to his jaw.

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