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The House of Mirth
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  • Mr. Rosedale, it will be seen, was thus far not a factor to be feared—unless one put one’s self in his power.
  • He knew she had accepted without afterthought: he could never be a factor in her calculations, and there was a surprise, a refreshment almost, in the spontaneity of her consent.

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  • But the mere thought of that other woman, who could take a man up and toss him aside as she willed, without having to regard him as a possible factor in her plans, filled Lily Bart with envy.
  • If these two factors seem incompatible to the student of feminine psychology, it must be remembered that Gerty had always been a parasite in the moral order, living on the crumbs of other tables, and content to look through the window at the banquet spread for her friends.

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as in: It was the deciding factor. Define
one of the things that influences a result or outcome
as in: factor it into your thinking Define
include consideration of
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