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  • He saw a short word prepared for Emma, and given to her with a look sly and demure.
  • For a moment he was silent; and then added, in a tone much more guarded and demure, "Yes, Frank came over this morning, just to ask us how we did."
  • Emma spoke her pity so very kindly, that with a sudden accession of gay thought, he cried, "Ah! by the bye," then sinking his voice, and looking demure for the moment—"I hope Mr. Knightley is well?"

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

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