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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • "I am surprised at you, sir," he added, after a pause, dropping his eyes affectedly, setting his right foot forward, and playing with the tip of his polished boot.
  • "Only imagine, I’ve been taking him about with me for the last four days," he went on, indolently drawling his words, quite naturally though, without the slightest affectation.
  • Another voice, a woman’s, suddenly asked insinuatingly and bashfully, though with mincing affectation: "Why haven’t you been to see us for so long, Pavel Fyodorovitch?

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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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