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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • As if fascinated, her eyes rested long upon those demurely taunting eyes and she murmured devotedly: —Isn’t she an exquisite creature?
  • A figure that had seemed to him by day demure and innocent came towards him by night through the winding darkness of sleep, her face transfigured by a lecherous cunning, her eyes bright with brutish joy.
  • Girls demure and romping.
  • Their trim boots prattled as they stood on the steps of the colonnade, talking quietly and gaily, glancing at the clouds, holding their umbrellas at cunning angles against the few last raindrops, closing them again, holding their skirts demurely.

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  • the shy, demure, innocent type
  • The fire in her eyes belied an otherwise demure countenance.

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