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The House of Mirth
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  • But under her angry sense of the perverseness of things, and the light surface of her talk with Rosedale, a third idea persisted: she did not mean to leave without an attempt to discover the truth about Percy Gryce.
  • Her path, in short, seemed to smooth itself before her as she advanced; yet the faint stir of uneasiness persisted.
  • "I MUST ask you—you must obey me," he persisted, though infected at heart by her own fear.
  • No—that part of the past had merely surged up for a moment on the fleeing surface of events; and now that it was submerged again, the uncertainty, the apprehension persisted.
  • However doubtful she might feel her situation to be, she would rather persist in darkness than owe her enlightenment to Selden.
  • What, then, if the passion persisted, though the other motive had ceased to sustain it?
  • "I don’t want to discuss anything; I just want to put a plain case before you," he persisted.
  • This did not preclude the immediate discovery that she was some years younger than her visitor, and that under her showiness, her ease, the aggression of her dress and voice, there persisted that ineradicable innocence which, in ladies of her nationality, so curiously coexists with startling extremes of experience.
  • How do they mean to support themselves?" she asked, conscious that the note of irritation still persisted in her voice.

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  • The child persisted in asking questions despite my obvious desire to be left alone.
  • We expect the conditions to persist into next year.

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