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demure
used in Of Human Bondage

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Definition
modest, quiet, and shy; or pretending such in a playful way
  • Philip had learned not to express his emotions by outward signs, and shyness still tormented him, but he had often very high spirits; and then, though he limped about demurely, silent and reserved, it seemed to be hallooing in his heart.
    21-22 — Chapters 21-22 (50% in)
  • When Mrs. Carey had finished her business with the banker, she generally went upstairs to have a little chat with his sister; and while the ladies talked of parish matters, the curate or the new bonnet of Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Wilson was the richest man in Blackstable, he was thought to have at least five hundred a year, and he had married his cook, Philip sat demurely in the stiff parlour, used only to receive visitors, and busied himself with the restless movements of goldfish in a bowl.
    5-6 — Chapters 5-6 (74% in)
  • "No, father,' answered Sally demurely.
    87-88 — Chapters 87-88 (34% in)

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