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- In short, there was in this family a peculiar tradition as to what was the right thing in household management and social demeanor, and the only bitter circumstance attending this superiority was a painful inability to approve the condiments or the conduct of families ungoverned by the Dodson tradition.1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 -- The Aunts and Uncles Are Coming (17% in)
- He had married "as kind a little soul as ever breathed," according to Mr. Riley, who had been acquainted with Mrs. Stelling's blond ringlets and smiling demeanor throughout her maiden life, and on the strength of that knowledge would have been ready any day to pronounce that whatever domestic differences might arise in her married life must be entirely Mr. Stelling's fault.2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (57% in)
- "Nonsense, child!" said Mr. Deane, willing to justify his social demeanor, with which he had taken some pains in his upward progress.6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (91% in)
- We perhaps never detect how much of our social demeanor is made up of artificial airs until we see a person who is at once beautiful and simple; without the beauty, we are apt to call simplicity awkwardness.6.9 -- Book 6 Chapter 9 -- Charity in Full-Dress (2% in)
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