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affectation
used in War and Peace

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behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
  • All the affectation of interest she had assumed had left her kindly and tear-worn face and it now expressed only anxiety and fear.
    Book One — 1805 (11% in)
  • The dull, sleepy expression was no longer there, nor the affectation of profound thought.
    Book Two — 1805 (80% in)
  • With an affectation of respect which evidently struck Alexander unpleasantly, he rode up and saluted.
    Book Three — 1805 (81% in)
  • He went to balls and into ladies' society with an affectation of doing so against his will.
    Book Four — 1806 (15% in)
  • And the little princess began to cry capriciously like a suffering child and to wring her little hands even with some affectation.
    Book Four — 1806 (56% in)
  • Besides this the general opinion of all who had known him previously was that he had greatly improved during these last five years, having softened and grown more manly, lost his former affectation, pride, and contemptuous irony, and acquired the serenity that comes with years.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (13% in)
  • He did not say that the Emperor had kept him, and Prince Andrew noticed this affectation of modesty.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (15% in)
  • The others all followed, dispirited and shamefaced, and only much later were they able to regain their former affectation of indifference.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (43% in)
  • "Your Majesty," replied Balashev, "my master, the Emperor, does not desire war and as Your Majesty sees...." said Balashev, using the words Your Majesty at every opportunity, with the affectation unavoidable in frequently addressing one to whom the title was still a novelty.
    Book Nine — 1812 (16% in)
  • "What year did you enter the service?" he asked with that affectation of military bluntness and geniality with which he always addressed the soldiers.
    Book Ten — 1812 (77% in)
  • It is impossible to go back to the same conversation, to talk of trifles is awkward, and yet the desire to speak is there and silence seems like affectation.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (29% in)

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