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affectation
used in The Brothers Karamazov

3 uses
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Definition
behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
  • "I am surprised at you, sir," he added, after a pause, dropping his eyes affectedly, setting his right foot forward, and playing with the tip of his polished boot.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (80% in)
  • Another voice, a woman's, suddenly asked insinuatingly and bashfully, though with mincing affectation: "Why haven't you been to see us for so long, Pavel Fyodorovitch?
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (15% in)
  • "Only imagine, I've been taking him about with me for the last four days," he went on, indolently drawling his words, quite naturally though, without the slightest affectation.
    Book 8 — Mitya (72% in)

There are no more uses of "affectation" in The Brothers Karamazov.

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