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demure
used in Jane Eyre

4 uses
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Definition
modest, quiet, and shy; or pretending such in a playful way
  • She was occupied in knitting; a large cat sat demurely at her feet; nothing in short was wanting to complete the beau-ideal of domestic comfort.
    Chapter 11 (17% in)
  • Descending from her chair, she came and placed herself on my knee; then, folding her little hands demurely before her, shaking back her curls and lifting her eyes to the ceiling, she commenced singing a song from some opera.
    Chapter 11 (63% in)
  • And here she closed her harangue: a long one for her, and uttered with the demureness of a Quakeress.
    Chapter 16 (29% in)
  • No need to warn her not to disarrange her attire: when she was dressed, she sat demurely down in her little chair, taking care previously to lift up the satin skirt for fear she should crease it, and assured me she would not stir thence till I was ready.
    Chapter 17 (42% in)

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