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The House of Mirth
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  • He felt the confused titillation with which the lower organisms welcome the gratification of their needs, and all his senses floundered in a vague well-being, through which Miss Bart’s personality was dimly but pleasantly perceptible.
  • Mrs. Peniston’s face clouded perceptibly, but did not express the astonishment her niece had expected.
  • What troubled him was that, though Dorset’s attitude had perceptibly changed, the change was not clearly to be accounted for.
  • But there was another change, perceptible only to Lily; and that was that Dorset now avoided her almost as pointedly as his wife.
  • A few family portraits of lantern-jawed gentlemen in tie-wigs, and ladies with large head-dresses and small bodies, hung between the shelves lined with pleasantly-shabby books: books mostly contemporaneous with the ancestors in question, and to which the subsequent Trenors had made no perceptible additions.
  • The delay did not perceptibly weaken her resolve.
  • Selden’s perceptible pause gave her time for a slight stir of surprise.
  • Miss Bart received this explanation without perceptible softening.
  • The tinge of constraint was beginning to be more distinctly perceptible under the friendly ease of his manner.
  • Her week of idleness had brought home to her with exaggerated force these small aggravations of the boarding-house world, and she yearned for that other luxurious world, whose machinery is so carefully concealed that one scene flows into another without perceptible agency.

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  • The car makes a barely perceptible clicking sound at high speeds.
  • a perceptible limp

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