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The House of Mirth
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  • He had so completely ceased to consider how far this might carry him, that he had a distinct sense of disappointment when she turned on him a face sparkling with derision.
  • To his wife he no longer counted: he had become extinct when he ceased to fulfil his purpose, and she sat at his side with the provisional air of a traveller who waits for a belated train to start.
  • She had shown her artistic intelligence in selecting a type so like her own that she could embody the person represented without ceasing to be herself.
  • When she ceased to amuse Judy Trenor and her friends she would have to fall back on amusing Mrs. Peniston; whichever way she looked she saw only a future of servitude to the whims of others, never the possibility of asserting her own eager individuality.
  • Lily’s sobs ceased, and she lifted her head.
  • To his impatience it seemed immeasurably long to wait, and half-ashamed of the impulse, he leaned to Mrs. Fisher to ask, as the music ceased, if Miss Bart had not dined with her.
  • What, then, if the passion persisted, though the other motive had ceased to sustain it?
  • Chapter 13 The street-lamps were lit, but the rain had ceased, and there was a momentary revival of light in the upper sky.
  • In the street the noise of wheels had ceased, and the rumble of the "elevated" came only at long intervals through the deep unnatural hush.
  • But he remembered Gerty’s warning words—he knew that, though time had ceased in this room, its feet were hastening relentlessly toward the door.
  • "I don’t know," she said, when he had ceased to speak, "why you imagine me to be situated as you describe; but as you have always told me that the sole object of a bringing-up like mine was to teach a girl to get what she wants, why not assume that that is precisely what I am doing?"
  • In his presence a sudden stillness came upon her, and the turmoil of her spirit ceased; but an impulse of resistance to this stealing influence now prompted her to say: "It’s very good of you to present yourself in that capacity; but what makes you think I have anything particular to talk about?"

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  • They signed a cease-fire agreement.
  • They agreed to a temporary cease-fire so non-combatants could leave the area.

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