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Pride and Prejudice
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affectation
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Pride and Prejudice
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  • Affectation of candour is common enough—one meets with it everywhere.
  • She had even learnt to detect, in the very gentleness which had first delighted her, an affectation and a sameness to disgust and weary.
  • To such perseverance in wilful self-deception Elizabeth would make no reply, and immediately and in silence withdrew; determined, if he persisted in considering her repeated refusals as flattering encouragement, to apply to her father, whose negative might be uttered in such a manner as to be decisive, and whose behavior at least could not be mistaken for the affectation and coquetry of an elegant female.

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  • Her apparent wealth was proven to be an affectation.
  • He’s a good actor. He can change affectations and mannerisms like most people change clothes.

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