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attribute
Used in
The House of Mirth
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  • She saw that she had dressed her idol with attributes of her own making.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This attribute was common to most of Lily's set: they had a force of negation which eliminated everything beyond their own range of perception.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A solitude was tacitly created for her in the crowded existence of Bellomont, and her friends could not have shown a greater readiness for self-effacement had her wooing been adorned with all the attributes of romance.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She was realizing for the first time that a woman's dignity may cost more to keep up than her carriage; and that the maintenance of a moral attribute should be dependent on dollars and cents, made the world appear a more sordid place than she had conceived it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • His reputed cultivation was generally regarded as a slight obstacle to easy intercourse, but Lily, who prided herself on her broad-minded recognition of literature, and always carried an Omar Khayam in her travelling-bag, was attracted by this attribute, which she felt would have had its distinction in an older society.  (not reviewed by editor)

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