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  • Dallas, unconscious of what was going on in his father's mind, was talking excitedly and abundantly of Versailles.
    Chapter 34 (79% in)
  • The wearer of this unusual dress, who seemed quite unconscious of the attention it was attracting, stood a moment in the centre of the box, discussing with Mrs. Welland the propriety of taking the latter's place in the front right-hand corner; then she yielded with a slight smile, and seated herself in line with Mrs. Welland's sister-in-law, Mrs. Lovell Mingott, who was installed in the opposite corner.
    Chapter 1 (79% in)
  • "She knows as well as I do," he reflected, "the real reason of her cousin's staying away; but I shall never let her see by the least sign that I am conscious of there being a shadow of a shade on poor Ellen Olenska's reputation."
    Chapter 3 (99% in)
  • As became the high-priest of form, he had formed a wife so completely to his own convenience that, in the most conspicuous moments of his frequent love-affairs with other men's wives, she went about in smiling unconsciousness, saying that "Lawrence was so frightfully strict"; and had been known to blush indignantly, and avert her gaze, when some one alluded in her presence to the fact that Julius Beaufort (as became a "foreigner" of doubtful origin) had what was known in New York as...
    Chapter 6 (24% in)
  • Such questions, at such an hour, were bound to drift through his mind; but he was conscious that their uncomfortable persistence and precision were due to the inopportune arrival of the Countess Olenska.
    Chapter 6 (49% in)
  • But there was about her the mysterious authority of beauty, a sureness in the carriage of the head, the movement of the eyes, which, without being in the least theatrical, struck his as highly trained and full of a conscious power.
    Chapter 8 (34% in)
  • The atmosphere of the room was so different from any he had ever breathed that self-consciousness vanished in the sense of adventure.
    Chapter 9 (28% in)
  • It was burnt into his consciousness that he had called her "Ellen"—called her so twice; and that she had not noticed it.
    Chapter 9 (84% in)
  • The Duke said "Rather" from the depths of his beard, and Archer withdrew with a stiffly circular bow that made him feel as full of spine as a self-conscious school-boy among careless and unnoticing elders.
    Chapter 9 (94% in)
  • Since their last meeting he had half-unconsciously collaborated with events in ridding himself of the burden of Madame Olenska.
    Chapter 11 (29% in)
  • Ruminating on these things as he approached her door, he was once more conscious of the curious way in which she reversed his values, and of the need of thinking himself into conditions incredibly different from any that he knew if he were to be of use in her present difficulty.
    Chapter 12 (29% in)
  • "Now we're coming to hard facts," he thought, conscious in himself of the same instinctive recoil that he had so often criticised in his mother and her contemporaries.
    Chapter 12 (67% in)
  • He was conscious that Madame Olenska was looking at him under lowered lids.
    Chapter 13 (82% in)
  • ...who dressed in the evening because he thought it cleaner and more comfortable to do so, and who had never stopped to consider that cleanliness and comfort are two of the costliest items in a modest budget, regarded Winsett's attitude as part of the boring "Bohemian" pose that always made fashionable people, who changed their clothes without talking about it, and were not forever harping on the number of servants one kept, seem so much simpler and less self-conscious than the others.
    Chapter 14 (31% in)
  • "Ah, but in doing it—in doing it you were the unconscious instrument of—of—what word have we moderns for Providence, Mr. Archer?" cried the lady, tilting her head on one side and drooping her lids mysteriously.
    Chapter 17 (80% in)
  • I was perfectly unconscious at first that people here were shy of me—that they thought I was a dreadful sort of person.
    Chapter 18 (67% in)
  • Archer too would have preferred to escape their friends' hospitality: in conformity with the family tradition he had always travelled as a sight-seer and looker-on, affecting a haughty unconsciousness of the presence of his fellow-beings.
    Chapter 20 (44% in)
  • The young man, as he followed his wife into the hall, was conscious of a curious reversal of mood.
    Chapter 21 (96% in)
  • He could not see beyond the craving, or picture what it might lead to, for he was not conscious of any wish to speak to Madame Olenska or to hear her voice.
    Chapter 22 (52% in)
  • It was that of a young man, pale too, and half-extinguished by the heat, or worry, or both, but somehow, quicker, vivider, more conscious; or perhaps seeming so because he was so different.
    Chapter 23 (76% in)
  • Archer kept the talk from his own affairs, not with conscious intention but because he did not want to miss a word of her history; and leaning on the table, her chin resting on her clasped hands, she talked to him of the year and a half since they had met.
    Chapter 24 (3% in)
  • Archer was conscious of a curious indifference to her bodily presence: he would hardly have been aware of it if one of the hands she had flung out on the table had not drawn his gaze as on the occasion when, in the little Twenty-third Street house, he had kept his eye on it in order not to look at her face.
    Chapter 24 (66% in)
  • The heat-withered faces in the long train streamed past him, and he continued to stare at them through the same golden blur; but suddenly, as he left the station, one of the faces detached itself, came closer and forced itself upon his consciousness.
    Chapter 25 (16% in)
  • In the uncertainty of the situation he let himself drift, conscious, somewhere below the surface of his thoughts, of a resolve which had come to him when he had leaned out from his library window into the icy night.
    Chapter 30 (46% in)
  • Now, however, as he walked home from Mrs. Mingott's, he was conscious of a growing distaste for what lay before him.
    Chapter 31 (15% in)
  • "But I shall be at Granny's—for the present that is," she added, as if conscious that her change of plans required some explanation.
    Chapter 31 (43% in)
  • He sat there without conscious thoughts, without sense of the lapse of time, in a deep and grave amazement that seemed to suspend life rather than quicken it.
    Chapter 31 (84% in)
  • But he had become suddenly unconscious of the club box, of Mr. van der Luyden, of all that had so long enclosed him in the warm shelter of habit.
    Chapter 32 (52% in)
  • At this point, he became conscious that Madame Olenska's other neighbour had been engaged for some time with the lady on his right.
    Chapter 33 (56% in)
  • He paused, conscious that he had failed in his attempt to speak with the indifference of a man who longs for a change, and is yet too weary to welcome it.
    Chapter 33 (92% in)
  • And as he had seen her that day, so she had remained; never quite at the same height, yet never far below it: generous, faithful, unwearied; but so lacking in imagination, so incapable of growth, that the world of her youth had fallen into pieces and rebuilt itself without her ever being conscious of the change.
    Chapter 34 (23% in)
  • Her incapacity to recognise change made her children conceal their views from her as Archer concealed his; there had been, from the first, a joint pretence of sameness, a kind of innocent family hypocrisy, in which father and children had unconsciously collaborated.
    Chapter 34 (24% in)
  • I've got to be back on the first of June—" the voice broke into a joyful conscious laugh—"so we must look alive.
    Chapter 34 (31% in)

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