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demure
used in Babbitt

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Definition
modest, quiet, and shy; or pretending such in a playful way
  • He was conscious of her as a girl, of black bobbed hair against demure cheeks.
    Chapter 3 (96% in)
  • Among the pictures, hung in the exact center of each gray panel, were a red and black imitation English hunting-print, an anemic imitation boudoir-print with a French caption of whose morality Babbitt had always been rather suspicious, and a "hand-colored" photograph of a Colonial room—rag rug, maiden spinning, cat demure before a white fireplace.
    Chapter 7 (7% in)
  • Demure lights of little houses.
    Chapter 17 (46% in)

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