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affectation
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  • The affectation of the gauzy child, and her condescension to the boys, was a sight.
  • That without any affectation of disparaging such professional distinction as I may have attained (which our friend Mr. Carstone will have many opportunities of estimating), I am not so weak—no, really," said Mr. Badger to us generally, "so unreasonable—as to put my reputation on the same footing with such first-rate men as Captain Swosser and Professor Dingo.

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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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