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  • He was conscious of her as a girl, of black bobbed hair against demure cheeks.
  • Demure lights of little houses.
  • ) Among the pictures, hung in the exact center of each gray panel, were a red and black imitation English hunting-print, an anemic imitation boudoir-print with a French caption of whose morality Babbitt had always been rather suspicious, and a "hand-colored" photograph of a Colonial room—rag rug, maiden spinning, cat demure before a white fireplace.

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

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