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demure
used in A Christmas Carol

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Definition
modest, quiet, and shy; or pretending such in a playful way
  • There were ruddy, brown-faced, broad-girthed Spanish Onions, shining in the fatness of their growth like Spanish Friars, and winking from their shelves in wanton slyness at the girls as they went by, and glanced demurely at the hung-up mistletoe.
    3 — The Second of the Three Spirits (18% in)

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