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affectation
used in Sense and Sensibility

5 uses
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Definition
behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
  • He is fastidious and will have an affectation of his own.
    Chapter 18 (35% in)
  • Willoughby's behaviour in taking leave of them, his embarrassment, and affectation of cheerfulness, and, above all, his unwillingness to accept her mother's invitation, a backwardness so unlike a lover, so unlike himself, greatly disturbed her.
    Chapter 15 (27% in)
  • "I suspect," said Elinor, "that to avoid one kind of affectation, Edward here falls into another.
    Chapter 18 (31% in)
  • "There now," said Miss Steele, affectedly simpering, "everybody laughs at me so about the Doctor, and I cannot think why.
    Chapter 32 (84% in)
  • Laughing affectedly.
    Chapter 38 (53% in)

There are no more uses of "affectation" in Sense and Sensibility.

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