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The House of Mirth
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  • She paused, and he saw her redden through the twilight.
  • Suddenly they heard a remote sound, like the hum of a giant insect, and following the high-road, which wound whiter through the surrounding twilight, a black object rushed across their vision.
  • It would have meant nothing to him to discover that his nearness made her more brilliant, but this glimpse of a twilight mood to which he alone had the clue seemed once more to set him in a world apart with her.
  • Chapter 4 The blinds of Mrs. Peniston’s drawing-room were drawn down against the oppressive June sun, and in the sultry twilight the faces of her assembled relatives took on a fitting shadow of bereavement.
  • It was success that dazzled her—she could distinguish facts plainly enough in the twilight of failure.
  • And the twilight, as she now sought to pierce it, was gradually lighted by a faint spark of reassurance.
  • She struck westward through the dreary March twilight, toward the street where her boarding-house stood.
  • It was not a word for twilight, but for the morning.
  • Freddy, barely out of college, had risen above the horizon since Lily’s eclipse, and she now saw with surprise what an effulgence he shed on the outer twilight of Mrs. Hatch’s existence.

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  • It is a beautiful picture taken in twilight.
  • I awakened to a twilight sky, but did not know if the sun was setting or rising.

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