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affectation
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Crime and Punishment
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  • Mistrustfully and with an affectation of being alarmed and almost affronted, he scanned Raskolnikov’s low and narrow "cabin."
  • But a minute later his face suddenly changed and with a certain assumed slyness and affectation of bravado, he glanced at Raskolnikov, laughed and said: "This morning I went to see Sonia, I went to ask her for a pick-me-up!

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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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