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affectation
used in Wuthering Heights

3 uses
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Definition
behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
  • I desire an explanation: playing and trifling are completely banished out of my mind; and I can't dance attendance on your affectations now!'
    Chapter 27 (13% in)
  • Besides, it's infernal affectation — devilish conceit it is, to cherish our ears — we're asses enough without them.
    Chapter 9 (6% in)
  • 'My affectations!' he murmured; 'what are they?
    Chapter 27 (13% in)

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